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image Grantsville Junior High School students mill around the school’s Reality Town event on Feb. 1. Students were taught how to properly budget during the event. photo courtesy of Charles Mohler

February 14, 2013
GJHS students participate in Reality Town event

On Feb. 1, Grantsville Junior High School students participated in a program called Reality Town. This is a half-day reality simulation in which volunteers man “businesses.” Students are given a career, paycheck and checkbook. They must budget and pay monthly expenses for themselves and their Reality Town family. The students applied for their jobs in a previous class based on their interests and GPA. Through this experience, students will come to see education as a means for better employment opportunities and greater financial stability. In addition, they learned the importance of budgeting, living within ones means, and the financial obligations associated with adulthood and families.

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