Midland Business Alliance

Reality Store- Jefferson Middle School

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Name: Reality Store- Jefferson Middle School
Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 2:40 PM EDT
Event Description:

What is “The Reality Store”?

The Reality Store is a “packaged” program that helps
students think about their future in terms of the financial resources they will
need to support their desired lifestyle. Students are given a simulated
checkbook, with a full month’s salary for their chosen career, and then must
visit various stations, paying the same types of bills that we all pay on a
monthly basis: taxes, housing, transportation, child care, grocery, etc.
Students will discover whether or not their chosen occupation will support their
desired lifestyle, and, at the end of the simulation, will visit with a
professional to determine what changes they could have implemented to ensure a
more positive financial outcome.

What do you need volunteers to do?

We need volunteers from the business community to staff the
various stations in morning shifts and afternoon shifts.  Staffing a station
means working one-on-one with the students to help them decide
between different purchasing options.  All information is provided to volunteers
ahead of time; you don't need to develop or plan anything! 

Jefferson Middle School Volunteer Shift Times:

Morning Shift: 7:30a.m. to 10:00a.m.

Afternoon Shift: 10:40a.m. to 2:40p.m. (lunch provided)

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the volunteer opportunity, please email Kristen Sanborn at the Midland County ESA at ksanborn@mcesa.k12.mi.us.  

Jefferson Middle School
800 W Chapel Lane
Midland, MI 48640
Contact Information:
Kristen Sanborn Midland County ESA
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