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St. Mary & Gateway Teen Reality Fair


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The Teen Reality Fair calls for high school students to 'role play' themselves five years into the future. Participants have the opportunity to choose an occupation and then will have to make a monthly budget based on their income. Last year, 99% of participants agreed that the information they learned would help them in the future.

Volunteers will help guide students through the financial/educational aspects of the booth you request/are assigned to and explain the goals and responsibilities of the booth. You are asked to assist the students in selecting the best option based on their income, provide information about additional living expenses, and record and initial cost of choices on spending plans. All volunteers receive a short training before event. Each booth is equipped with a ‘cheat sheet’ for the volunteers’ convenience. To sign up or learn more, contact Meg at mbeliveau@jawm.org or visit http://www.jawm.org/teen-reality-fair/.