Mad City Money is a hands-on financial simulation that gives high school students a taste of real-world finances. Students will be assigned an occupation, salary, a debit card, and more as they take on the role of adults who must decide between their wants and needs as they live and work in Mad City.
How can my business get involved?
Chamber Investor businesses are invited to volunteer as a professional representative within a specific student station that fits their business interest or industry. These stations are shared spaces with multiple volunteers and businesses represented. We encourage branded apparel or simple pop-up banners to provide students with logo-recognition of your business.
Student stations include:
My Closet: Clothing and Personal Care
Big Wheels: New and Used Vehicles
Really Realty: Housing and Phone Service and utilities
Kid Care: Childcare and Supplies
Home Stuff: Furniture, Décor, and Household Items
Fun Stuff: Entertainment
Gotta Eat: Food and Dining
Mad City Mall: Optional Purchases and Charitable Contributions
Credit Union: Need help? Visit the credit union!
The goal of the program is to simulate the realities of approaching financial responsibilities, and to teach students the tools needed to make better financial decisions.
This program is offered to Menomonie high school students as a partnership event with WESTconsin Credit Union, the Menomonie Area Chamber & Visitor Center and the School District of the Menomonie Area. It is anticipated that approximately 300 students will take part in this program.
There is limited space per student station section. Registration will close per section as that section fills.