Randolph-Henry students tackle budgeting, money management

Published 12:41 am Thursday, February 1, 2024

Are Randolph-Henry juniors ready for the real world? Can they handle managing money and paying for things on a budget? Those were the questions behind an experiment last week at the high school, organized with the help of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office and Southside Virginia Community College. 

Juniors at Randolph-Henry went into the gym and were put into a financial simulation of sorts. They worked on career planning, money management, budgeting and learned about decisions that have to be made as adults. Randolph-Henry High Principal Erin Davis credited SVCC Career Coach Tammy Wiley with the experiment’s success. 

“Her dedication and efforts played a pivotal role in bringing this enriching activity to our school, ensuring students had a meaningful experience,” Davis said. “The interactive nature of the experience provided a unique opportunity for students to apply their knowledge to practical scenarios and reflect on their future plans.”