Ranger reality day is scheduled for february 27 & 28
The Benton / West City Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with the Benton High School to bring a ‘Ranger Games: Reality Day’ to our local students on February 27th and 28th! This is the first year for this project, and we look forward to making it a huge success and a great engagement opportunity between our members/community partners and the residents/consumers of tomorrow!
What is a Reality Day?
It is a fun, interactive “financial literacy” simulation for all high school sophomores to learn the “realities” of life after high school or college.
How does it work?
All 10th grade students completed a career survey and identified a potential occupational area they may be interested in pursuing in their future. The chamber evaluates it and provides the student with a gross monthly income for the exercise.
Students navigate through the Reality Day booths and manage their personal financial resources to pay for one month of life’s necessities while making choices about what additional products and services to purchase. Local businesses provide real life product, service and cost information and staff the reality day “stations” (housing, groceries, checking/savings accounts, etc.).
How does the program impact students? Our goals for the event are:
If you are interested in taking part in this year's event, please contact the chamber office at 618-438-2121 or email@example.com.
The above video is a Reality Day Event hosted by Bay Port High School and the format is similar to what we are going to do.
Volunteer Form (PDF)