The Financial Wellness Challenge

Exclusive budget simulation teaches young people financial realities.

The Challenge is designed to address this issue by teaching adolescents and young adults the realities of budgeting through real-life scenarios. To initiate the simulation, participants are given a mock identity with a certain profession and lifestyle. Using their mock identities, participants must budget accordingly to balance out their individual desires with existing responsibilities and obligations. Facilitators engage the students at stations focused on life events such as starting a family, grocery shopping, and buying a car or home.

Golden 1 accepts applications from high schools, colleges, and nonprofits who want to participate in The Challenge. Interested organizations can send an email to