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Imagine playing a real life version of The Game of Life and there you have School of Hard Knocks!

The School of Hard Knocks is a volunteer event hosted annually by United Way of Forsyth County's Women's Leadership Council.

Students at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy choose a career and are given a corresponding salary. With that salary, they must create a monthly budget and make choices about transportation, living accommodations, childcare, phone and cable bills, etc.

From this experience, students receive hands on training in financial literacy to provide them with the knowledge to effectively manage a budget in the real world. United Way Women's Leadership Council of Forsyth County Winston-Salem/Forsyth County SchoolsImagine playing a real life version of The Game of Life and there you have School of Hard Knocks!

The School of Hard Knocks is a volunteer event hosted annually by United Way of Forsyth County's Women's Leadership Council.

Students at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy choose a career and are given a corresponding salary. With that salary, they must create a monthly budget and make choices about transportation, living accommodations, childcare, phone and cable bills, etc.

From this experience, students receive hands on training in financial literacy to provide them with the knowledge to effectively manage a budget in the real world.
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Imagine playing a real life version of The Game of Life and there you have School of Hard Knocks!

The School of Hard Knocks is a volunteer event hosted annually by United Way of Forsyth Countys Womens Leadership Council.

Students at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy choose a career and are given a corresponding salary. With that salary, they must create a monthly budget and make choices about transportation, living accommodations, childcare, phone and cable bills, etc.

From this experience, students receive hands on training in financial literacy to provide them with the knowledge to effectively manage a budget in the real world.  United Way Womens Leadership Council of Forsyth County Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent.

The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.

Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. National Denim Day Winston-Salem, North Carolina United Way
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For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence  has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. 

The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. 

The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. 

Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. National Denim Day Winston-Salem, North Carolina United Way

We are proud to support #DenimDay April 25. Our staff will be wearing jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault. Please join us. #UWDenimDay #unitedway ... See MoreSee Less

We are proud to support #DenimDay April 25. Our staff will be wearing jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault. Please join us. #UWDenimDay #unitedway

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