As many of you know, we sponsored our first ever financial Reality Fair in December 2012 at Wall High School, and it was a tremendous success. There were about 150 students who participated in the financial Reality Fair, many of who were a part of the school’s Business and Finance Academy. The program was aimed at increasing their financial literacy and teaching them the value of a dollar.
Students were assigned their careers of choice, mock salaries, credit scores and $20,000 in college debt. Then they were off to buy and rent what they thought they’d need — food, shelter, cars and more — at various stations around the school’s media center, manned by credit union employees and volunteers.
“Fun, maybe. But it’s an important financial lesson for parents and educators to teach at this age and even younger,” said First Financial President and CEO, Issa Stephan.
Watch the video below to get a glimpse of what was experienced at the Reality Fair!
Thank you to all our staff and volunteers who help made this day successful, we couldn’t have done it without you! To read more about Wall High School’s Reality Fair, click here.