Fantasy Football turns into the reality of $10,000

Fantasy Football turns into the reality of $10,000
Posted on 01/11/2018
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Sophomore Ethan Horton’s fantasy football team was more than just fantasy – it was worth $10,000 to him through GM Genius, a new program of non-profit How I Decide.

How I Decide runs several programs focused on helping “equip youth with fundamental thinking skills and strategies to manage everyday habits, in-the-moment choices, and deliberate decisions throughout their lives.” GM Genius allows students aged 13-19 to learn these skills through a fantasy football league. After all, they say, fantasy football is about “critically thinking about information and making decisions about players, and who to drop, and who to pick up, and who to start.” Ethan won first place in the game and received a $10,000 college scholarship!