Life Skills/Game of Life Expo
A one-day game of life for 8th graders, held at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Fieldhouse.
The "game" gives kids a sneak preview of life's financial challenges. After selecting a career and imagining life at the age of 29 (with the assistance of their school counselors) students spend the day at the Expo` making decisions on how to spend their monthly income: they select and make payments on a house (including utilities, taxes and insurance) make car and insurance payments, buy groceries, pay the phone bill, etc. For most participants, it's an eye-opening experience. Area businesses – realtors, insurance agents, grocers, car dealers and others – participate in the effort, and helping kids learn.
This year's Game of Life Expo` was coordinated by Committee Members, Amy Bretl- Chairperson, Weichert, Realtors- Place Perfect; Cindy Bailey, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Michell Hampton, Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA; Koreen Denkowski, The DAR Boys & Girls Club; and Amanda Zahnow, M/M Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you to the schools who were able to attended and brought over 250 8th Grade students to the event: Marinette Middle School, Menominee Jr. High School, Stephenson Middle School and Wausaukee Middle School!
A big thank you to our vendors/volunteers who were able to attend!
Caterpillar Fluid Transfer Solutions, Cellcom, Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Jack's Fresh Market, Marinette Insurance & Financial Services, LLC, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Farmers Insurance- Patrcia Mueller Agency, Peninsula Federal Credit Union, Riverside Auto, Tri-County Credit Union, and University of Green Bay- Marinette Campus.
2023 Game of Life Expo Press Release