Reality Fair

Rotary Brings Financial Literacy to AB HS Juniors and Seniors

The Rotary Club of Acton Boxborough ran its annual financial Reality Fair for ABRHS juniors and seniors on April 8th, bringing a taste of financial literacy to the students.  The Reality Fair is a financial management event for the high school juniors and seniors, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Acton Boxborough, Acton Boxborough Regional High School and several local businesses.

The objective is to give students a better understanding of the financial responsibilities they will face in the real world. Students pick a career, get a monthly paycheck, and have to maintain a lifestyle within their budget. After students visit the various tables at the fair, they balance their budgets and review their spreadsheets with a credit counselor. Upon completion, each student gains a greater financial literacy and appreciation for future financial decisions.

Photos: Frank Sibley
Music: “Favorite Secrets” by Waylon Thornton (http://waylonthornton.tumblr.com)
Video:  New Media Works