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Reality Store - Midland High School

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Name: Reality Store - Midland High School
Date: December 14, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM CST
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! 

Midland High School Volunteer Tentative Shift Time:

Morning Shift: 7:30am to 11:50am

Afternoon Shift: 12:15am to 2:30pm


If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the volunteer opportunity, please email Emily Lyons at elyons@macc.org

Midland High School 1301 Eastlawn Drive, Midland, MI 48642
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