BPW Reality Store-Signature Volunteer Event

01 Feb 2016 9:31 PM | Jenine Atoji

BPW/Raleigh is proud to sponsor Reality StoreSM, a curriculum for middle school students.  Offered in a game format, students learn the “reality” of a monthly family budget and the value of making appropriate choices  in planning for career, family and their education.

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12 Feb 2016 7:30am-11:30am Shepard Middle School, Durham, NC


Realty Store is a simulation game in which students identify their career interests, research a specific career, and receive a mock checkbook with the monthly income entered for the specific career.  Students then visit booths manned by community members at which they pay their monthly bills. 

 

At each booth, the students make decisions concerning the standard of living they’ll assume.  For example, at the housing booth (manned by a Realtor), students decide if they want to pay for a one-bedroom efficiency apartment or a five-bedroom home.  

 

Following the Reality Store simulation, students discuss the impact of the educational choices they make today on their ability to 1) enter various occupations and 2) support various standards of living in their future.

 

How it works: 2 volunteers are assigned at each of 10 stations. Their job is to guide students in making choices and helping them to make adjustments to their check register.  We need volunteers! Prior experience with Reality Store is not necessary. It is an easy job and so rewarding!

Reality Store Community Program Chair: Mary Kim marykim@remax.net

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