Test Drive

Test Drive - February 12th, 2020 -Eden Prairie High School

Congratulations! You're one step closer to making a huge impact to Eden Prairie High School students! The ultimate goal of Test Drive...Next Stop Reality is to provide students the opportunity to explore their future careers and gain a better understanding of some of the financial challenges that lie ahead of them by managing a monthly budget and making decisions at the various volunteer stations. If you are new to Test Drive, you can see the event in action by clicking HERE.

To volunteer, please browse the descriptions below and select the station(s) you would like to work.  Coffee, breakfast rolls, and lunch will be provided for all volunteers with special thanks to the Eden Prairie High School Business & Marketing Department.

Prior to the event, please take the time to watch this volunteer orientation video. Other than viewing the video prior to your arrival, volunteers do not need to prepare in any way. All needed information will be emailed prior to the event and all necessary materials will be provided at your station.

Please email Brittany O'Malley, Financial Education Supervisor for Royal Credit Union, with any questions. [email protected]

Royal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, federally insured credit union serving over 220,000 members across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Currently, Royal has 29 school sites at the elementary, middle and high school level. In addition to 23 branch locations, Royal is part of the Co-Op Shared Branching Network, giving members access to more than 5,500 branches in the United States.

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Wednesday Evening Event Setup

Volunteers will help setup the gym on Tuesday night so everything is ready for the Wednesday morning event.

02/11/2020 (Tue)
7:00pm - 9:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Elizabeth Reynolds
Jennifer McHugh
Lynn J
Shukri Mahamed

Check-in

Volunteers of this station will assist in distribution of student materials upon arrival.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:00am - 12:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Lori Bullock
Jennifer McHugh
carolyn perez

Transportation

Help students compare new and used vehicles and make transportation decisions.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:15am - 1:30pm (6)  
All slots filled
Jon Hehli
Coley Lynn
Shane Dutton
Hernan Moncada
Kimmy Nguyen
Cindy Fuchs

Housing

Students explore the pros and cons of renting vs. owning by examining a variety of local housing options.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:15am - 1:30pm (6)  
All slots filled
Peter Twite
Elizabeth Reynolds
Meg Chiodo
Beth Madsen
Lori Truman
Maggie Horn

Child Care

Walk students through the differences of home-based and center-based daycare centers. Also examine the price of diapers and formula.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:15am - 1:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
David Hauser
Linda Guenther
Yizhan Sun
Rebecca Brettin

Student Loans & Credit Cards

This station is designed to explain the process and details of student loans and credit cards.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:15am - 1:30pm (8)  
6 of 8 slots filled
Mike Dill
Stacy Campbell-Kraft
ELIZABETH VILLA
Jordan Maldonado
Bob Danielson Danielson
Seeta Chandra

Savings & Investments

This station is designed to assist students in selecting a savings and investment plan.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:15am - 1:30pm (8)  
5 of 8 slots filled
Ryan Rowe
Steve Harvey
Michelle Busch
Brandon Riechers
Brennan McCarthy

Floater

Floaters assist students, provide volunteers breaks, and fill in at stations as needed. This is a great way to get involved with all parts of the event!

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (6)  
3 of 6 slots filled
Asher Mahmood
Sheila Podtburg
Stephenie Janson

GPS - Recalculate

This pivotal station is designed to keep students on track with their check registers and to make sure they are budgeting correctly. You will also help guide them when they run into financial trouble. Great student interaction!

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (8)  
All slots filled
Renee Heimkes
Mike Goergen
Gary Spears
Jeff Burke
Barbara Schaepe
Anne Tabat
Joe Ruhlin
Lydia Nelson

Clothing

This station is designed for students to compare and choose clothing options.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (4)  
All slots filled
Sarah Jaeger
Heidi Martinson
Tammy Nelson
Melissa Kaan

Entertainment

This station is designed for students to select and compare fun vacation and entertainment options.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (4)  
All slots filled
Anita Geach
Stephanie Heiberg
Michelle Baird
Maria Mellen

Groceries

This station is designed for students to compare and choose a grocery plan based on their assigned family situation.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (2)  
All slots filled
Jen Landwehr
Lynn J

Speed Bumps and Detours

This station is designed to represent those sudden, random, real-life expenses or unexpected income.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (3)  
All slots filled
Reta Johnson
Melissa Laubach
Nick Ibarra

Media

This station is designed for students to select and compare cable, phone and internet plans.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (3)  
All slots filled
Emily Lau
Kayla Larson
Jeff Marty

Job Center

When a student runs out of funds to cover all their monthly expenses, they will visit this station to pick up a second job.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Courtney Ricci

Insurance - Auto

This station is designed for students to purchase auto insurance based on their chosen vehicle.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Ben Just
John Chiodo

Insurance - Homeowners/Renters

This station is designed for students to purchase homeowners or renters insurance based on their housing choices.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Rick Johnson

Insurance - Medical/Dental/Vision

This station is designed for students to select and compare medical, dental, and vision insurance.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 11:30am (4)  
All slots filled
Boni Berndt
John Kohner
Kirsten Johnson
Givonna Kone
11:00am - 2:10pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Alyssia Bowe
John Kohner
Gwen Welder

Charitable Giving

This station is designed for students to select a charitable organization to donate to.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 11:30am (2)  
All slots filled
Elise Lieberthal
Denise Batson
11:00am - 2:10pm (2)  
All slots filled
Pam Haller
Scott Winker

Health, Beauty, and Household Items

This station is designed for students to determine their monthly budget on health, beauty and household items.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 11:30am (3)  
All slots filled
Christine Horton
Olivia Chowdhury
Kerry Swanson
11:00am - 2:10pm (3)  
All slots filled
Christine Horton
Karen Stich
I can get there by 11:30
Chelsea Wells

Convenience Store

This station is designed for students to purchase convience store gas and incidentals.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 11:30am (2)  
All slots filled
Lisa Revier
Rose Quintero
11:00am - 2:10pm (2)  
All slots filled
Joyce Lorenz
Dave Jossi

City Hall & Utilities

This station is designed for students to learn about the water, sewer, gas, and utility costs associated with their chosen housing. This is the only station that students write checks at.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 11:30am (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Luis Perez
Chelsea Wells
11:00am - 2:10pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Jan Johnson
Melissa Koontz
Kristen Hartzel

Pet Center

Discuss the responsibilities of pet ownership and help student decide if they are ready to add a pet to their lives.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
8:45am - 2:10pm (2)  
All slots filled
Jeff Labs
Katie Ross

Check-out

Help students with the gathering of materials and distribute class passes upon exiting.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
10:00am - 2:10pm (4)  
All slots filled
Lori Conzemius
Colin Boone
Tami Cybulski
Kelly Robert

Event Clean-up

Help take down all tables and chairs and store event mateirals.

02/12/2020 (Wed)
1:30pm - 3:30pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Lori Conzemius
Alyssia Bowe
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