On Thursday April 26, 2018, Minnesota Jump$tart will hold its annual April Event. This year’s event will be held at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach Center located at 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
During the three-hour activity, attendee’s will be grouped into “families” who are struggling to make ends meet in a simulated month divided into four fifteen-minute “weeks”. Each participant will play a unique role within the family. These simulated families will have a chance to visit a variety of booths that include a school, employer, pawn shop and payday lender.
The event is free but registration is required. We are capping the event at 100 participants and suggest early registration. To register, click here.
The agenda for the event includes:
3:00– Registration and gathering
3:15– Welcome from Jump$tart
3:20– MN Commissioner of Commerce, Jessica Looman, Event Kick off
3:30– Overview of how the simulation works
3:45– Round 1 of life simulation begins
There will be 4 rounds with a 10 minute strategy time in between each round
5:25– End of life simulation and break
5:40– De-brief the life simulation and enjoy refreshments