Economis is a web-based program developed by Central Ohio Youth for Christ. Economis creates a virtual token economy/system for the purpose of teaching students basic concepts of economics, with a special emphasis on money management skills. Students gain experience in using a credit/debit card, earning, spending, using online banking, and learning about taxes and payroll. This experience takes place in a virtual world so that mistakes and problems can be instructive without consequences of the real world. In addition, Economis creates a powerful behavior modification tool through incentives that can be used to further the goals of developing youth.
For more information regarding Economis, you can contact the City LIfe Economis Coordinator,
Alexandria Mora at: [email protected]