Norfolk, Virginia – Parents generally try to limit their children’s time on their iPads and video screens, but new computer programs can change that.
It is called Fintropolis, And it teaches kids how to take financial responsibility.
âThe history of the actual formation of Fintropolis is ours in 2019. Make a program mogulIt’s an entrepreneurial pitch competition with 50 students from HBCU, âsaid Kyle Kouchinsky, director of TM Studios at Ally Bank.
From the competition, four students interned in the company Allies, Was tasked with finding a way to teach money in college.
âThey really found a way to teach education in a fun way that the students really love, and they chose Minecraft as the way to teach the game,â Kouchinsky said. “We all know when we were growing up it was hard to learn these concepts, and how quickly we could learn them would make us better.”
In the world of Fintropolis, characters guide players and students through the program.
Kouchinsky described the scenarios the players see in the game. âI work a lot, I walk around the big cities, I go to the town hall and I talk to the mayor. The mayor explains what taxes, personal taxes and income taxes are, then the players disassemble and then you have to make a specific decision based on it. “
The game runs real-world scenarios like saving, budgeting, building up credit, and even protecting identity. According to Kouchinsky, the lessons learned later in the game are endless, allowing you to buy a house, get a mortgage, or participate in the stock market.
Free access to Fintropolis Educational version Therefore, you can use the platform in schools and summer camps.
Erin Miller of WTKR first reported this story.
New Minecraft program teaches college kids about money New Minecraft program teaches college kids about money