Launch Into Life

Photo by Edwin Remsberg.
Photo by Edwin Remsberg.

More than three-hundred Willcox High School students interviewed, got a “job” and then moved from table to table spending their newly earned money, after deducting taxes, on housing, transportation, groceries and, if there was anything left, optional expenses such as clothing and entertainment.

Just the first step post-job was a rude awakening for many of the students, who did not realize just how much money is taken out of their paychecks for taxes.

“Their mouths hung open. I think I ruined a lot of dreams,” said Darcy Tessman, Extension and 4-H Youth Development agent for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Tessman led a team of three in writing the curriculum for Launch Into Life –- this day-long process of educating students on the basics of life after high school.

Read the rest of this March 12 Willcox Range News article at the link below.

Date released: 
Apr 18 2014
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Darcy Tessman