We continued discussing financial literacy and worked on budgeting as part of this unit. Students played an online game where they had to survive on a budget as they encountered different financial events like job loss, emergency medical care, and rent increases. Our visitor today was Emily, a local middle school student who has created her own website and company, Em’s Pens. As part of our financial literacy unit, Emily spoke with us about the rewards–and challenges–of running a business. She showed us how she makes pens, sells them, and then donates half her profits to local charities such as animal shelters and veteran organizations. All the students received one of Emily’s lovely pens, and you may see them around FlexSchool!