The Reality Fair is a hands-on financial learning experience where students are given a life scenario that includes an education and a new career. After they attend an informational orientation, they are provided a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing and food. Of course, there are many temptations for additional spending and students must learn to balance their wants and needs to live on their own. After they have visited all the booths, students calculate costs and then sit down with a financial coach to review their choices.
Having the opportunity to volunteer and help educate youth about financial literacy in a fun and interactive atmosphere is a fulfilling and rewarding experience on so many levels. Complimentary parking at the Northgate Mall parking lot. Refreshments provided by WSECU.
Event Planning Contact: Karen Childs, firstname.lastname@example.org, (800) 562-0999 x35704
April 23 - 30 is National Money Smart Week.