Reality Store SM 2016 – Designed to help students get a better understanding of what it takes to survive in “real life.”

The students start the day with a set income (correlated to students’ GPA’s) and family members. Students visit various stations throughout the activity. They take responsibility of being head of the household. They pay taxes, pay rent or make house payments, buy clothes, food, take care of medical expenses, daycare, and all other daily expenses incurred once entering the work force.

Students see how their education, job, and income can determine the type of lifestyle they will live as adults. After experiencing the “Reality Store,” students have more of an understanding of the financial situations faced by their own parents/guardians.

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