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FETCH!™ Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits™

FETCH PhotoSJ Meyer & Associates teach local students how to manage money by playing FETCH!™, a game that teaches spending, saving and budgeting. This fun competitive lesson uses a new game called FETCH!™, which stands for Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits™. FETCH!™ teaches children to manage money early in life so they will grow into adults who make smart financial decisions. FETCH!™ is set in a dog park where student teams manage the finances of owning a pet. The game teaches children that sometimes you must delay buying what you want right now so that you can afford what you need later. The team that ends the game with the most money in their savings account, and the most items for their pooch, wins.

Accounting for Kids

Accoountinf for KidsSJ Meyer has participated in Accounting for Kids Day from 2003 to 2009 at local elementary schools. This program is sponsored by the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and teaches sixth grade students to play a stock market game. Even though some of the teams did not make a profit in the stock market, it was a fun learning experience. After playing the game, students were amazed at the practical applications of math and had numerous questions about the benefits of saving their money. By spending just a few hours in the classroom with students, the CPAs demonstrated how important it is to develop fundamental math skills while illustrating the value of money.