The Youth Opportunities, Lessons and Outcomes (YOLO) Summit received high praise for its innovative approach to financial education.
The conference was held on Sept 23 & 24 at Julees located at the corner of Cross and Tanner Streets.
It was staged by SamuelFields Consulting Group (SFCG), a group of financial wellness experts in collaboration with Pockets Change, a US based group of finance educators.
The YOLO Treasure Hunt was one of the highlights on the conference agenda.
This challenging team-building exercise took participants on a journey to put their financial knowledge to use, while exploring St. John’s through a business lens.
This activity was designed as a fun, safe, unique, and engaging way to teach important lessons about money. and provide a chance to win exciting prizes.
As part of a presentation that addressed “The Five Money Musts,” facilitated by SFCG’s CEO, Megan Samuel-Fields, participants were provided with clues and riddles based on key financial concepts.
This interactive expedition was designed to improve collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem-solving.
Teams comprising 2 to 4 participants were given 1 hour to race through the streets of St. John’s to find the treasure by following clues and solving riddles hidden around town.
They were strategically placed at businesses, landmarks and other public locations within a designated area — between Cross St and Thames St and Church St and Tanner St (CTCT).
“The Treasure Hunt was a way to give participants a mental and physical break after two intensive days of financial instruction.
At SFCG we use gamification as a tool to enable learning. It increases engagement while incentivizing healthy financial habits.
By making money a fun and interactive topic, the youth can improve their skills and chart a better financial future,” said SFCG CEO, Megan Samuel-Fields.
YOLO TREASURE HUNT CLUES BASED ON THE 5 MONEY MUSTS
LOCATION OF CLUE
Set Financial Goals
Set your financial goals where prayers are heard, a holy place most revered. In its paved yard, you can relax, your souls are free, set your financial goals amidst this sanctity.
Ebenezer Methodist Church
(St. Mary’s Street)
Save Your Money
Follow this trail, don’t be late, to find the prize, you just can’t wait! At a place where money’s stored with care, You can put your savings right in there!
CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank (High Street)
Invest and Multiply Your Money
To grow your wealth, take a bold dive, where fortunes multiply, come alive. Head towards the law, a sure foundation. Find the treasure 100 feet from the station.
James and Maginley Ltd
Manage Your Debt
To manage debt, you can’t be shy, a treasure awaits where comfort lies. At a place where couches and tables meet, find the treasure at this store’s feet.
(Nevis and Cross Streets)
Enjoy Your Money
Listen closely, for riches lie ahead, where scents of luxury shall be spread. You’ll enjoy your money and more, at this very fragrant store.
Continue Learning about Financial Literacy
You’ve unlocked your knowledge, now step up your game. A treasure awaits at this mango’s fame, where financial wisdom takes the stage. Find the prize in this educational maze!
(Cross and Tanner Streets)
This YOLO Treasure Hunt was made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:
Citizenship by Investment Unit
First Caribbean Bank
James and Maginley
PhotoGenesis and Julees
Townhouse Mega Store
Antigua Home and Discount Center
The View 1761
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