Reality Store is a system wide gth grade experience that connects classroom, career and family expectations into a day that mimics the reality of “Real Life” scenarios. Over 120 local business people and community volunteers, such as you, help to guide the students through their budgeting choices as they man the various stations at the Reality Store. You and your members are invited to join us as a volunteer to guide our students through this event.
Students are given a predetermined salary that they would earn in their chosen profession at age 28. During the Reality Store, they visit tables where they pay such expenses as taxes, housing, childcare, etc. Some do end up in bankruptcy, while others may have a little money left over at the end. The ones that have remaining funds can “spend” their money on imaginary rewards such as investments, trips, concerts, motorcycles and so on.