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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 nationwide.


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!

Nomination Form

g.a.m.e on!

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.


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