School’s Out: Final Reality Fair of the Season Held at Wallace School in Vineland

VINELAND, N.J. – Area credit union teamed up to host the final Reality Fair of the 2018/2019 school year Tuesday at the Thomas W. Wallace Junior Middle School for about 225 8th graders. Volunteers from Members 1st of NJ FCU, Bay Atlantic FCU, Thunderbolt Area FCU, Deepwater Industries FCU, Campbell EFCU, the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation, and Vizo Financial Corporate manned the tables along with Wallace School staff and helped the students through the experience. This is the seventh Reality Fair area credit union have collaborated on at the Wallace School.

IMG 6950The students gathered in the school auditorium for an orientation presented by New Jersey Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Marissa Anema, then we ushered down to the gym during their math class period to experience the Fair.

Students stopped at the different lifestyle tables, spoke with volunteers, weighed their options, and made financial choices, which they recorded in their customized budget worksheets.

The students then sat with financial counselors to do calculations to see how much money they saved and go over the experience.

For additional photos, check out the NJ Credit Union Foundation Facebook page.