Responsible Parenting

REALITY CHECK is an online calculator that shows students how much income is needed when they are on their own to support the lifestyle they want. Students fill out a checklist of lifestyle choices, including shelter, food, etc. Reality Check tells them how much income and education are needed & lists a few jobs that fall in the desired pay scale.

Spent is an online game about surviving poverty and homelessness. It was created by ad agency McKinney for their pro bono client Urban Ministries of Durham, whose mission “is to provide food, clothing, shelter and supportive services to neighbors in need”

Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) in partnership with youth and young adults who make change happen every day. YE4C celebrates “change makers” who are making a difference in the world, promotes meaningful relationships between youth and adults, and connects youth with federal resources and opportunities. provides information and resources on youth engagement; youth development, mental health, safety, transportation, housing and employment.