Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:13:00 AM
HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. - Financial Reality Fairs are the newest way New Jersey credit unions are bringing financial literacy to high school students around the state. A Reality Fair is a fun, hands-on way for students to learn about managing personal finances and the benefits of joining a credit union.
New Jersey credit unions have brought Financial Reality Fairs to two high schools this school year and already have a line-up for the spring.
Get involved! Volunteer your time and participate in conducting a Reality Fair. It takes many volunteers to put on a Fair and volunteering is open to anyone; any credit union employee or volunteer can help at a Reality Fair.
The following is a list of Reality Fairs scheduled for this spring:
- April 14 - 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. - Harrison H.S., Harrison, N.J.
- April 21 - 8:14 a.m. to 11:06 a.m. - Pompton Lakes H.S., Pompton Lakes, N.J.
- May 4 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Pineland Learning Center, Vineland, N.J.
Can't volunteer but want to contribute? Make a donation to the program. Reality Fairs cost about $18 a student (with Fairs consisting of about 100-300 students each). A donation or pledge from an individual or credit union of any amount would help make it possible for New Jersey credit unions to continue this unique and informative program at no charge to the participating schools.
If you would like to volunteer or donate, or have any questions, please contact Candice Nigro at 800-792-8861, ext. 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.