Real Money. Real World. (RMRW) is a youth-focused financial literacy program from Ohio State University Extension. It can be used with youth ages 12-18, but it is ideally suited for youth ages 13-16. The curriculum is time-tested and has been highly successful because of the creative community efforts of Extension educators, local school teachers, and community volunteers.
Real Money. Real World. is fun and distinctive because it includes an interactive spending simulation that provides the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those made by 27-year-old adults. As a program of Ohio State University Extension, the most preferred and successful RMRW programs are partnerships of the county OSU Extension office, the school, and the business community. RMRW has three parts:
Part I: Four preparatory classroom lessons
Part II: A hands-on budget management and decision-making spending simulation
Part III: A post-session evaluation of spending choices made during the simulation
The OSU Clermont County Extension Office is now scheduling times for Real Money, Real World in-person or virtual demonstrations for the Fall/Winter.
If you are interested in scheduling a time for your organization or classroom please contact Margaret Jenkins, FCS Educator Clermont County, @ email@example.com or contact the Clermont County Extension office @ 513-732-7070.
Your last opportunity to attend a Food Preservation workshop with Clermont County Family Consumer Science Educator, Margaret Jenkins, is September 15, 2021 at 10AM. The last Food Preservation workshop will be held on the Clermont County Fairgrounds in the 4-H hall kitchen and will cover several different Food Preservation techniques. A photo from last weeks Food Preservation Workshop is posted above. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for this last workshop of the 2021 Food Preservation Season! See the flyer below for registration details.
The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering a free Virtual Dining with Diabetes class. The class will be offered several different dates in September and October. You will learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control your blood sugar through our cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. See below for dates, times, and registration information:
September 22 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
September 29 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
October 6 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
October 13 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Zoom link will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the class.
Questions: Any questions please contact Beth Stefura RD,LD, FCS Extension Educator, Mahoning County,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Marie Economos, FCS Extension Educator, Trumbull County, email@example.com or call
(330)638-6783 or Margaret Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, FCS Educator, Clermont County.
It’s time for Clermont County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden weekly update. Last week brought high humidity with temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s all week. The pollinators in the gardens were busy. There were many varieties of butterflies spotted in the gardens as well. Lots of produce was harvested from the gardens last week. Last weeks produce was used for OSU canning classes and the rest is being donated to the Owensville Senior Center. The following is as list of produce and their weights harvested from the gardens last week and updated pictures of the gardens:
Yellow tomatoes – 3 lbs. 7oz.
Red Tomatoes – 4 lbs.
Cherry Tomatoes – 1 lb. 8.9 oz.
Cucumbers – 8.6 oz.
String beans – 4.7 oz.
1 little zucchini – 4.2 oz.
3 small cucumbers – 7.6 oz.
9 small Mangos – 1 lb. 14.4 oz.
15 Dark green peppers – 11.6 oz.
16 Banana peppers – 5.6 oz.
16 jalapeños – 9.4 oz.
Pepperoncini – 7.3 oz.
37 Tomatoes – 10.lbs 11.8 oz.
Cherry Tomatoes – 3lbs. 6.3 oz.
3 Pumpkins – 9.lbs 8.5 oz. (Pumpkin 1) 8.11 oz. (Pumpkin 2) 20 lbs. (Pumpkin 3)
Tomatoes – 3lbs 6.4 oz.
You are cordially invited to the next Connection Café! Every Friday morning in September from 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. OSU Extension Educators will be presenting “Exploring the Dimensions of Wellness”. Session topics include: Emotional Wellness, Financial Wellness, Physical Wellness, and Environmental Wellness. During the series we will explore what it means to be well and how the various dimensions of wellness affect our overall health. The series is free, but registration is required. Register today at go.osu.edu/ConnecttoWellness
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio recognizes the profound impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth mental health. Therefore, as students across the country return to their classrooms, we know we must prioritize their mental health and emotional well-being so that they can thrive in and out of the school setting.
Today, MHA launches our annual Back to School Toolkit to give parents, teachers, and school personnel the tools and resources they need to support their children’s mental health.
This school year brings increased fear and trauma for many students after more than a year away from in-person learning. This year’s toolkit, Facing Fears, Supporting Students, is full of hands-on materials that can help students navigate all the emotions and challenges of the new school year.
This year’s toolkit includes:
· Fact sheets for parents/teachers
· Fact sheets for children/teens
· Key messages and statistics
· A sample drop-in article;
· Sample social media post language and images;
· Worksheets; and more!
Download the free toolkit today to start implementing these resources in your home, classroom, or entire school community.
It’s time for a Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteer Demonstration Garden update! The Master Gardeners had this to say about the gardens, “All the gardens look very healthy. There are pollinators everywhere! They love all the flowers and the blooms on the garlic chives. Vegetables continue to flourish. There are still many green tomatoes and the peppers are accumulating. Cucumbers and squash are scarce. There are still green beans and several pumpkins. Potatoes aren’t ready yet. The team has done an incredible job with watering, weeding, and harvesting and scouting for bugs.” Enjoy pictures from the Clermont County MGV Demonstration Gardens.
The Clermont County Early Childhood Coordinating Committee is hosting a Play Learn and Grow in the Park event on Wednesday, August 25th from 11AM – 1PM. The event will be located at Union Square Park and Shelter at the corner of Bethel-New Richmond Rd. and Caroline Street. This event is for Kids ages 0-6. A free sack lunch is included and a blanket is recommended but not required.