Created by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), Maine’s higher education agency, Claim Your Future® is a game that encourages students to explore education after high school, future careers, and money management. Since its launch in 2015, Claim Your Future has been played in over 90 countries, and thousands of students representing every state in the U.S. have played Claim Your Future online.
Claim Your Future can be played using the hand held game kit, or online. The program is flexible and can be played with a wide range of audiences from elementary-age students, through middle school, high school and beyond. It can be utilized as a one-time classroom activity, an after school activity, or can be used in a larger unit on careers, higher education, and money management.
When playing the game in the classroom, students are each assigned a unique Claim Your Future game wheel, representing a specific career, college degree, and monthly income. Educators are encouraged to discuss various career and college options and lead students through a monthly budget activity.
Through the game, students begin to understand the strong connection between the choices they make today and their opportunities in the future. They will also learn that higher education leads to more career options and higher-paying jobs.
Each Claim Your Future game package includes 50 unique wheels representing various careers and 100 student reward stickers. Maine schools and non-profit educational organizations may request a free Claim Your Future® game kit by visiting our order kits page.
Claim Your Future can also be played online at ClaimYourFuture.com. Through the site, students are able to choose a career and navigate through different spending choices. They will also find descriptions of careers, key vocabulary, and various spending options. Students can also see a visual representation of how much money they’ve spent as they progress through the game. The website also offers:
The College Access and Financial Education Team at FAME is available to present the Claim Your Future game, or to conduct “train the trainer” sessions. Please contact us with additional questions, or to schedule a Claim Your Future session at your school.Play the Game!