Friday is 8th Grade Reality Town and 7th Grade CTE Day. Each grade will be doing an activity to help them explore college and career. Please click HERE to go over the Reality Town orientation presentation to make sure your 8th grader is prepared for the procedure on Friday.
Reality Town is an educational program designed to give junior high school students a realistic financial experience. Teens learn what it takes to live independently and support a family with a career chosen based on the student’s current Grade Point Average. Students are instructed to make financial decisions regarding their Reality Town family and their monthly expenditures as they visit 22 different businesses including groceries, housing, transportation, medical office, child care, and more. Each student’s task is to balance their budget and live within their means.
It is our hope that Kennedy students will learn more about financial literacy and connect the value of education as it relates to future careers and earning power.