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SuperConsumers Campaign Promotes Financial Literacy and Safety Awareness To Teens and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Posted on 12/17/2019
Appleton North student Paige Givens created the SuperConsumers Financial Literacy Campaign this summer as part of her business club DECA.

The idea for this campaign came about after a family friend with an intellectual disability was taken advantage of and robbed of all his money and many belongings. This devastating incident hit close to home as Givens has a sister and uncle with intellectual disabilities and autism.

Concerned that they and others in the Fox Valley region and beyond might also be at risk, Givens was determined to create something to help teach financial skills and safety awareness. Over the summer, Givens developed the SuperConsumers board game to teach these concepts. 

This fall, Givens contacted area special education middle and high school teachers as well as SOAR Fox Cities to inform them of the Campaign and offer to come to classes and events to present the SuperConsumers project and board game.

Several teachers reached out to ask her to come to their classrooms. To date, Givens has presented to eight classes in five schools, and two SOAR Fox Cities events, with help from a group of Appleton North students. She has shared her board game with over 100 students, teachers, and young adults. 

Teacher's feedback has been extremely positive, they love the game for its fun way of teaching important concepts. Many teachers have expressed interest in having the SuperConsumers game in their classroom as part of their financial literacy lesson plans. Givens is currently working on a way to make that happen. 

Givens plans to share the SuperConsumers board game with even more people. She is planning to have a school-wide event introducing the SuperConsumers game to the Appleton North student body as well as other SuperConsumers events to spread awareness of the campaign.
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