Welcome to reality
A 75 minute exercise in household budgeting could have a lifetime impact on Scott City students who recently attended Reality U.
Interacting with local adults, many of them business people in Scott City, students in the eighth and 10th grades visited 12 booths that reflect everyday living for a typical household. Based on occupation and income, students were responsible for purchasing a vehicle, housing (purchase/rental), insurance, child care, utilities and more.
Reality U didn’t award any degrees, but the students gained something just as valuable - the realization that life is expensive.
“I was surprised at how much things cost,” said eighth grader Johnna Sowers. “You just can’t go ask your dad for money every time you think you want something.”
“Welcome to reality,” said Patrick Sehl who was coordinator for the local program.
Reality U attempts to put students into real-life situations.
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