Consumer Education Project
You need to manage money throughout your life. Improve your money management skills and become a more informed consumer. Learn to distinguish between wants and needs, identify, set and evaluate goals, track expenses and income, and more.
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Participants judge five classes in the areas of Personal Care, Entertainment & Leisure, Clothing & Textiles, Consumerism & Personal Finance, and Nutrition. Participants also have a questions class where they recall facts about the items in a class. Intermediate participants (grades 6-8) present one set of reasons and senior participants (grades 9+) present two sets of reasons to a judge. More info.
4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.
Level 1 learning goals:
Know what it means to be a consumer and to make wise use of resources, set goals, work with others.
- Consumer Savvy 1 - The Consumer In Me - Find this in the 4-H Mall
Level 2 learning goals:
Make wise decisions, problem solve, practice critical thinking and self-responsibility.
- Consumer Savvy 2 - Consumer Wise - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Level 3 learning goals:
Understand where our goods come from, decide what factors are important to you in purchasing goods and services, develop awareness of advertising tactics, practice managing resources.
- Consumer Savvy 3 - Consumer Road Map - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Financial Champions - Money FUNdamentals - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Children and Money - Allowances and Alternatives
- Consumer Decision Making Judging Reasons score sheet (36 K PDF)
- Financial Champions - Money Moves - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Children and Money - Teaching Children Money Habits for Life
- Consumer Decision Making Judging Group Process score sheet (36 K PDF)
Project leader resources
To get involved with the 4-H Consumer Education project, contact your county 4-H office.
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