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4-H College Prep: Getting Ready to Pay for College

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College? Careers? They’ll be here before you know it. This series of three at-home activities helps solidify teens’ knowledge and gives them the resources they need to confidently make smart decisions about their college expenses.


Grades: 7-12
Topics: College Readiness, Financial Literacy
Estimated Time: 45-60 minutes

Installation and families can use these at-home activities to teach teens about the cost of going to college, how to pay for college, and how long it will take to pay for college. Share the activities for teens who are unable to come to the center or as an optional computer activity onsite. I envision there being some great conversations around the dinner table over these lessons!

If you are interested in leading these activities at your facility you can download the lessons for free from the National 4-H Website (scroll to the bottom of the page) or simply share the above link with families, teens, and staff to use.