Game Theory Academy (GTA) is recruiting an Economics Educator to deliver GTA’s innovative economic and financial literacy curriculum to low-income youth in Oakland. A qualified candidate must demonstrate an aptitude for microeconomics, as that forms the basis of our innovative curriculum, and a passion for money management. Our current instructor […]
In the game of life, decisions, both large and small, will need to be made. From deciding on how much to spend on that fancy haircut for prom night or whether or not to attend a four-year college, these decisions will need strategic planning and some thoughtful understanding of what […]
This youth-produced rap video won US Bank’s “Lights, Camera, Save” contest. “Before you start to dance and before you start to rave, just remember that to spend, you got to learn to save.” Very clever, winners!
By Ryan Nunnery I’m a senior at Skyline High School. Most of my life has been about learning how to go from point A to point B, responding to situations constantly happening in life. Being in Game Theory Academy has helped me make better decisions, whether it’s choosing what route […]
By Wayne Johnson One day my brother, Bobby, and I met up after he got off work. He started telling me about this economics class that will pay us for attending. I thought about the money and was like, “Yeah, bruh, I’m coming.” Neither of us had been to school […]
Michele graduated her first class of students on Thursday, several of whom will stay involved over the summer through the GTA Investors Club. Michele is currently teaching a group in San Francisco at CYMC, and will start another group here in Oakland on May 19th. Congratulations Michele!
Just this week GTA was approved for membership in the Alameda County Community Assets Network (AC CAN), a working group of service providers and advocates working together to increase the income and assets of Alameda County residents. AC CAN’s mission is right in line with GTA’s mission to get financial information […]
In a recent blog post for the Corporation for Enterprise Development, GTA Executive Director Patricia Johnson quotes the homework assignments of several GTA students from Met West High School, who used economics to analyze the lyrics of songs they love. It might change the way you think about 50 Cent […]
Marissa Yarbrough, GTA student and senior at Met West High School, was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle today talking about her frustrations looking for a part-time job while she prepares for college. The Chronicle story covers a recent cell phone poll of California youth that found economic concerns are […]
A recent issue of The Economist reported that the percentage of 16-24 year olds in the U.S who are neither in school nor employed has risen from 18% to 24% in the last two years. One in four young people hanging around with nothing to do! The recession continues to […]