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September 27, 2011

The Future Leaders of the World (F.L.O.W.) Program is a unique opportunity for students in grades 5-9 to participate in a financial literacy experiential and engaging program that builds character, teaches educational and life skills and develops personal motivation. Through a simulation employment agency students become employees responsible for their finances, bill paying, purchases, etc. They are paid every two weeks in cyber money based on their GPA, absences and tardiness. Thus, the F.L.O.W. empowers students with practice life skills, work ethics, personal development and financial literacy while simultaneously helping them to acquire and maintain full engagement in the academic learning process.

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achieving its five objectives: an increase in motivation to be successful, a decrease in asbsences and tardiness, a reduction of negative behavior in the classroom, a development of an understanding of how money works in the real world and an understanding how participants' current work habits will affect their lifestyle. This is exciting stuff.

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help to make it both a local and national program available to more students.

Board Member & As an active Board Member I have written and edited most of the F.L.O.W. documents.