Naheola Credit Union and the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation will partner with three Demopolis High School teachers to host a Reality Fair at the school on Feb. 14.
This is the second year Demopolis students will be able to take part in a Reality Fair, according to an article in the West Alabama Watchman. The Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy tool for high school students in which they experience some of the financial challenges they may face when they start their adult lives. For example, the students are given a career profession and starting salaries. They then complete a budget spread sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary.
The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation helps facilitate Reality Fairs in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Director Juli Lewis will be leading these sessions in both Demopolis and Monroeville this coming week.
“We will be guiding 500 students through the realities of life – while they try to stay within budgets and no go broke,” Lewis said. “Bringing engaging programs such as reality fairs to students is a great way for credit unions to invest in our future leaders and credit union members.”
Also featured in: The West Alabama Watchman