Members 1st of NJ FCU, Bay Atlantic FCU and Thunderbolt Area FCU Bring Reality Fair Program Back to Bridgeton High School

BRIDGETON, N.J. – Members 1st of NJ FCU, Bay Atlantic FCU, and Thunderbolt Area FCU brought the Reality Fair program to Bridgeton High School on Thursday, reaching about 100 students. This is the eighth Fair the credit unions have collaborated on to host at the local school.

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The students met in the school’s gym where they used customized budget worksheets to make financial choices while visiting the lifestyle booths.

With a little help from credit union volunteers from sponsoring credit unions Members 1st of NJ FCU, Bay Atlantic FCU, and Thunderbolt Area FCU, area credit unions (Campbell EFCU, Deepwater Industries FCU, and Jersey Shore FCU), the League, and school staff, students made life choices, filling out their budget worksheets, then sitting down with financial counselors to go over the experience.

Additional photos are available on the NJ CU Foundation’s Facebook page.

We are in need of volunteers for the six Fairs scheduled for May and June. Email Marissa Anema at manema@njcul.org for more information and to sign-up. Dates and locations of upcoming Fairs are below: 

   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)

   May 29, 2019 – Hanover Park High School Sponsored by Visions FCU (East Hanover)

   June 4, 2019 – Ramapo High School Sponsored by Visions FCU (Franklin Lakes)

   June 11, 2019 – Wallace School Sponsored by Bay Atlantic FCU (Vineland)