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New Program Educates Communities of Child-Raising Costs

October 9, 2014

New Program Educates Communities of Child-Raising Costs

Families with several children have first-hand knowledge of how much it costs to raise a child, from the time they were born until they move out. Raising a child is not an easy task, and it is socially, emotionally and financially taxing. While it is also a great honor and joy, parenthood must not be taken lightly.

In order to help promote awareness of the true cost of child-raising, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services has created an informative program that will instruct communities of the true realities of being a parent. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the total cost of raising a child to the age 18 is more than $240,000.

Kids Cost is a one-hour program that presents the common situations and costs of being a parent. The interactive program will highlight financial as well as social responsibilities when it comes to child negligence. It will be an informative program designed for incoming high and middle school students.

Primarily, the goal is to help educate todays teenagers about the value of family, the cost they would incur if they chose to have kids of their own, and the importance of establishing yourself before having a family. The presentation seeks to reinforce the vitality of proper education to these students and to make them aware of their primary responsibilities.

The agency hopes to expand the program to other metro school districts in the near future.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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