The Scott County Partnership Seeks Volunteers For The Reality Store

The Scott County Partnership is seeking volunteers for the Reality Store programs for Austin on Wednesday, March 22016 and for Scottsburg on May 13, 2016. Volunteers will host booths for teens to visit as a part of learning what it means to balance a budget as adults. 
At “The Reality Store”, students will be able to envision the lifestyle they’d like to have when they’re in their mid-20’s, select the occupation they’d like to have as an adult, receive a checking account deposit equal to one month’s salary from their desired job, spend their salary in The Reality Store, first on necessities and then on “extras”, handle some of life’s unexpected events, learn whether their selected occupation will provide the financial resources needed to provide the lifestyle they want.
 “The Reality Store is a great program. Students can get a realistic view of what their parents/guardians go through trying to balance their budgets. At the same time they can envision what it will be like for them to make ends meet on the career path they are considering. It’s a safe environment to give their prospective career a run through.”
Since the first The Reality Store® in 1991, thousands of teens across Indiana have participated. These “Reality Stores” have been sponsored by local INFBPW organizations in cooperation with area business people and school systems. Evaluations from the teens as well as parents, teachers, and business volunteers have been extremely positive.
 Interested persons should contact Ace Woodson at 812-722-7708 or email him at

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