The city that saves
Orlando Saves is a joint partnership with America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, that motivates, encourages, and supports low- to moderate-income families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. The research-based campaign uses the principles of behavioral economics and social marketing to change behavior. Non‐profit, government and corporate groups participate in America Saves nationally and through local, regional, and statewide campaigns around the country.
Locally, Orlando saves compromises several financial literacy series geared towards, families, young professionals, and ad hoc projects to promote economic mobility. Additional projects include:
Adult Budget Party
Family Financial Literacy Game Night
G.A.M.E ON! (Gaming, Animation, Money, Entrepreneurship) is our virtual 4-part series on coding and entrepreneurship. Facilitated by Microsoft, students eight and older will learn block-based coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn the fundamental game and coding concepts like sprites, variables, and coordinates, and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game. By the end of the four-part series, students will:
Level 1: Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade Day 1
Monday, June 1st, 4:00 pm (Hosted by Microsoft)
Introduction to Microsoft and Microsoft Teams
Learn and use key game design and coding concepts
Level 2: Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade Day 2
Tuesday, June 2nd, 4:00 pm (Hosted by Microsoft)
Code a playable game for resale
Publish their game and turn it into a business or side hustle
Level 3: Build Your Brand
Thursday, June 4th, 4:00 pm
Complete a simple business plan
Develop a marketing plan to attract new users
Level 4: Pixel PayDay
Monday, June 8th, 4:00 pm
Understand the importance of financial literacy and entrepreneurship
Review the results
At the end of the four-part series, the top three students with the highest gross income and/or most downloads will win (1) $100 for first place, (2) $50 for second place, and (3) $25.00 for third place.
THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED IN FULL OR PART BY ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA.