Garage Sale Pickers SpIn Event Provides a “Learn by Doing” Opportunity for 4-Hers

ISU Extension and Outreach - Clay County hosted a “Garage Sale Pickers” SpIn Event which taught financial and smart shopping skills to youth and was also a fun `learn by doing` opportunity. The Clay County youth were able to comb garage sales on Spencer’s citywide garage sale day.  The youth were expected to plan their garage sale opportunity by doing their homework and mapping out start times, stops, and to number the stops in order of preference. 

“The `Garage Sale Pickers` SpIn Event focused on planning for and negotiating for good purchases and also enabled youth to have a great time,” commented Jo Engel, Program Coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach.  “Through interactive shopping experiences the youth developed skills in decision making and communication that will benefit them in school and for a lifetime.” Prizes were awarded for Best Negotiator, Most Unique Item and for Most Items. 

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