Financial Fair provides students with real-world learning

May 22, 2015 11:11 AM

The Financial Literacy Fair is the culmination of a year's worth of financial study and career exploration for area middle school students. During the year students will learn how to keep a check registry, how to make a budget and the importance of saving money. They will also explore careers based on their skills and interests. From this exploration they will choose a career and receive a monthly paycheck for that career to use at the Financial Literacy Fair.

During the Financial Literacy Fair students will make a series of decisions about how to spend their money. Transportation, Housing, Insurance, Food are just a few of the booths they will visit. Just like in real life students will experience unexpected bills or windfalls at the Wheel of Reality. At the end of the fair they will meet with a credit union financial counselor to see how they put their financial knowledge to work at the fair.

District middle school students participated in the 2015 Financial Literacy Fair during the week of May 18. The event was held at the Kirkwood Regional Center.

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