Dec 12, 2018
Reality Rocks is a financial literacy project all High School students complete as part of their Economics class. The goal is to teach students about living within a budget in an interactive way that allows them to make financial choices and learn from them. Students are given a career, salary and family situation and through separate stations make decisions to provide for housing, food, daycare, insurance, etc. for their family based on the money they have to live on.
The BEP arranges for its members and volunteers to be at each station helping students make financial and "life" decisions. There are also additional stations to teach them about credit, the cost of borrowing and the importance of saving and investing. Students learn the "reality" of living within a budget doesn’t always “rock”. The event is held each semester at the High School.