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18 students (ages 14 – 18) who spent the last 6 weeks in BOPiC Inc.‘s Youth Leadership Training Program participated in a Financial Reality Fair on July 18, 2017. Each student chose the career they plan to pursue after graduation and received a budgeting worksheet with their monthly salary at the entry level position in their chosen field. The students visited 7 different tables to complete their monthly budget with options for housing, transportation, food, clothing and more. The fair would not be complete without a spin on the Wheel of Reality! Each student spun the wheel and either ended up with a positive (ie: bonus at work) or negative outcome (ie: flat tire). When their worksheet was complete, they added up all their expenses and found out if they stayed on budget. Students then discussed their finances and how they could reduce their expenses or use their excess earnings to pay-off debts or save for the future.

BOPiC Reality Fair Image - students at part-time job table BOPiC Reality Fair Image - students at transportation table BOPiC Reality Fair Image - students at tv & innernet table
BOPiC Reality Fair Image - students at food table BOPiC Reality Fair Image - students at entertainment table

 

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