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Tattnall County Family Connection to host Reality U event
Joe Sikes of Canoochee EMC and Becky Anderson of Tattnall County Family Connection.
Joe Sikes of Canoochee EMC and Becky Anderson of Tattnall County Family Connection.

Tattnall County Family Connection announced on July 21, 2022, that they will be hosting a Reality U one-day financial literacy event for ninth graders at Tattnall County High School (TCHS) this fall.

Reality U brings a bit of “reality” to students, teaching them about personal finance in an interactive and engaging way.

Students imagine their life as a 26-year-old and complete an online lifestyle survey, including questions about their occupation, marital status, use of credit cards, and their current grade point average. This information is entered into the trademarked software program that links their answers to a unique scenario that is individualized for each student. These scenarios are distributed to them the day of the event.

The students are to transfer this information into their student passport and then make purchases at the 12 booths that represent services or products that adults typically must purchase or consider each month.

Students have the opportunity to learn how their decisions impact their bottom line as they try to make decisions that won’t result in their check register falling below zero! Sometimes they must return a “purchase” and make a different decision. This event actively engages the students to help them understand the importance of education to their financial future. It also engages the community in supporting student learning and developing their understanding of the world of work.

Tattnall County Family Connection would like to thank Canoochee EMC for sponsoring this event through their Round Up Grant.