Reality Fair

Reality Fair
Posted on 12/07/2021
Reality FairOn the Job Training (OJT) students participated in a reality fair sponsored by Vystar Credit Union. Each student was given a real-life scenario, including a career, monthly gross income, deductions, family set-up, and credit score. Students figured out their net pay and then visited different booths to receive their housing, electricity, internet, insurance, and other important life bills in a monthly budget.

Students learned to create and balance a budget with their monthly net income. Students were also given “life happens” scenarios where they lost money due to unexpected expenses, or gained money due to unexpected windfalls.

The booths were run by community professionals, including Joe Wright from Quantum Electrical, Walker Douglas from Douglas Properties and Development, Annamaria Long director of the Flagler HBA, Donald O’Brien Flagler County Commissioner, Dr. Colleen Conklin Flagler County School Board member, Bob Green from Bob Green Homes, Adam Blair, Leah Groom, Jen DeWeese, and Courtney Vandebunte.