Posted Date: 01/10/2020
AMS is proud to host our annual Reality University for 8th graders on Friday, January 31. This event is an exercise to help youth understand some of the "realities" involved in preparing for adulthood. Reality U provides students the opportunity to learn about spending priorities and budgeting money. The goals of Reality U are to show teens that their performance in school today will affect their future, and give them a chance to learn and practice personal finance skills in a fun way.
We are looking for volunteers to staff a variety of booths (see options below). There is no prior knowledge required to work a booth. Volunteers will receive a script and training that day for their role.
Below you will find a list of session times and booths available. If you are interested in volunteering, please email AMSRealityU@gmail.com, with session time and booth preference. We are hoping to get two volunteers per booth for each of the sessions in order to provide the best experience for our students. If you would like to work more than one session or all day please let us know that as well. If you have any questions or need additional information please feel free to email volunteer coordinator, Julia Shetlar, AMSRealityU@gmail.com
Session 1- 7:50-9:25 a.m.
Session 2- 9:30-11:02 a.m.
Session 3- 11:35 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Session 4- 1:15-2:50 p.m.
Financial Services- helping students work through saving accounts, loans and student loan options.
Child Care- help students decide on best child care option.
Utilities- students will get water, electric, gas and trash removal at this booth.
Phone & Fun- help students decide on phone options and cable television.
Housing- informational sheets are provided to students to help make housing selections.
Car Insurance- discuss options for auto and life insurance.
Supermarket- help students determine food budget based on type of food choices.
Shopping Center- provide students information regarding general costs associated with clothing, haircuts, beauty products, etc. and what fits best with budget.
Entertainment- students will select the frequency and type of entertainment that fits within their budget.
Transportation- students will be given vehicle options or alternative transportation options.
Chance- students will roll a dice for an unexpected “life event” (broken arm, tax refund, in accident, saved money with coupons).
Q & A- this booth helps students who need assistance if they go broke during Reality U.
Medical Center- includes medical and dental options for students.
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