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Reality Check

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Reality Check is a financial simulation for youth in grades 7-12. Participants pretend to be young adults with occupations, salaries, and often have a family. They move through the simulation with volunteers role-playing various scenarios. Through the activity, students learn personal financial management.

What Youth Experience:

  • A hands-on, real-life simulation that gives youth the opportunity to glance into the future in a fun and exciting way.
  • Understand gross and net pay
  • Learn what it takes to pay monthly living expenses
  • Learn to write a check and use a ledger
  • Learn to comparison shop

To bring Reality Check to your school or event, click: Alabama Extension Consumer Science and Personal Financial Management Regional Team

For more information, please contact Dr. Carol Centrallo, Extension Specialist

Alabama Cooperative Extension Alabama 4-H Staff The Alabama 4 H Club Foundation


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