How might we encourage middle school students to make good life choices by teaching life skills in an engaging way?
Thirty Hillside Jr. High AVID students spent the morning playing one of the most important games they'll ever play: the LEARN, IMAGINE, FREEDOM, EXPLORE experience (L.I.F.E.x) with One Stone team members. More than just a game, L.I.F.E.x is an interactive education tool that encourages learning in critical life skills and encourages college education.
The game was developed by a team of One Stone students who wanted to create an experience that would show, not tell the importance of making choices that lead to the future you imagine for yourself.
Players move through L.I.F.E.x "stations": how to dress for a job interview, how to manage credit and how to secure financial aid for college education, while competing for prizes. Following the simulation, all participants receive a book with content on resources and information specific to the Treasure Valley (also written by Team One Stone!)
From their teacher, "Thank you! That was a wonderful experience for my students, and they couldn't stop talking about what a positive time they had!"