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Real World: Exploring Your Financial Future

Real World: Exploring Your Financial Future will provide youth with decision-making skills for investigating careers and college.

Target Audience(s):

Middle grade students (grades 6-9)


Participants will:

  • Learn about educational and professional requirements for various careers,
  • Learn the benefits and costs of postsecondary education,
  • Improve self-efficacy and agency in one’s path to success, and
  • Learn about the current and future occupational needs in Mississippi.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 10

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 10

Program Delivery:

  • Workshop

Primary Contact:

Dr. Becky Smith,


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Portrait of Dr. Rebecca Campbell Smith
Associate Extension Professor