Reality Store Sponsor with Newark Schools
For the eighth year, we sponsored the “Reality Store” at Newark City Schools. “Reality Store” is a financial simulation game for eighth-graders. They assume an adult identity and are randomly assigned a level of educational attainment, an occupation, monthly earnings and certain life/family characteristics (married, single, children). Students learn some valuable lessons in the program, like how to budget, cost of living, the fact that education is highly correlated with earning power, and the serious financial consequences of dropping out of high school.