Entries by Bill Wood

Thanks, PBMares!

Representatives of PBMares-Harrisonburg dropped by recently to present this big check, symbolic of grant support that we’ll be using to promote financial literacy in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Public Schools. From left are Kevin Humphries and Hillary Dorzweiler of PBMares, John Kruggel and Bill Wood from the YES team, and Mike Garber from PBMares. […]

Cash Flow exhibit dedicated at Explore More

The Explore More Discovery Museum’s Cash Flow exhibit has been dedicated! In this exhibit, kids use museum currency (green balls) to earn, save, invest, spend, and share.  Here is the museum’s description of the new exhibit. The green balls create motion and excitement as kids see the money flowing though the system. YES was a […]


YES-supported teachers sweep state competition

Lauren Shifflett, right, was congratulated by South River Elementary School Principal Ashley Houff upon finding out about her state award (authored jointly with Laura Sunder-Rao of Elkton Elementary School). Three projects supported by Your Economic Success have swept the state awards for 2021! In competition sponsored by the Virginia Council on Economic Education, the state […]

Community support drives Mini-Economy!

The summer of 2021 was a great time for youth entrepreneurship in the local Boys & Girls Clubs. With support from YES, local programs ran mini-economies that taught lessons in economics and entrepreneurship. “The programs went great. In fact, the Teen Center ran a mini-economy several times because they enjoyed it so much,” reported Executive […]