ABCO FCU Brings Second Reality Fair to Pitman Middle School; NJ DOBI Commissioner Caride Visits the Event

PITMAN, N.J. – ABCO FCU hosted their second Reality Fair at Pitman Middle School yesterday. The Reality Fair also received a special visit from New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride who received her own budget worksheet, interacted with students, and experienced the Reality Fair firsthand.

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After receiving a brief orientation, students then navigated their way through the Fair’s life style booths set-up in the gym, which were manned by ABCO FCU volunteers as well as volunteers from the school's faculty, and the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation. They then sat down with a financial counselor to learn from the experience and get advice on how to manage their finances after college.

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Additional photos are available on the NJ Credit Unions Reality Fairs Facebook page.

The Reality Fair program has reached over 1,500 students through 13 fairs this school year.

Upcoming Reality Fairs are taking place on the dates below. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Marissa Anema at manema@njcul.org.

  • March 20, 2019 – Millville Memorial High School Sponsored by Thunderbolt Area FCU (Millville)
  • March 27, 2019 – Millville Senior High School Sponsored by Thunderbolt Area FCU (Millville)
  • April 3, 2019 – Holy Spirit High School Sponsored by Jersey Shore FCU (Absecon)
  • April 9, 2019 – Ocean County College Sponsored by the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation (Toms River)
  • April 12, 2019 – Rutgers University Sponsored by Rutgers FCU (Busch Campus)
  • April 16, 2019 – Veteran's Memorial Intermediate School Sponsored by Bay Atlantic FCU (Vineland)
  • May 2, 2019 – Lincoln Avenue Middle School Sponsored by Bay Atlantic FCU (Vineland) 
  • May 9, 2019 – Bridgeton High School Sponsored by Members 1st of NJ FCU (Bridgeton)
  • May 15, 2019 – Cumberland Regional High School Sponsored by Members 1st of NJ FCU (Bridgeton)
  • May 22, 2019 – Woodstown High School Sponsored by Thunderbolt Area FCU (Woodstown)
  • June 11, 2019 – Wallace School Sponsored by Bay Atlantic FCU (Vineland)