Reality Fair

This event has been CANCELLED 

Monday, June 1st, 2020
7:45am - 1:30pm

The Student Council is very excited to be working with the Framingham Rotary Club to create a Reality Fair for members of the senior class. The purpose of the Fair is to teach students about finances, credit score, and other real world budgeting skills. Students will participate in a number of activities that will help them develop and manage these financial skills. By choosing an occupation with a corresponding annual salary, students will make life choices pertaining to paying for their food, clothes, appliances, house, and other luxuries.



Ashland High School Reality Fair - May, 2019


We need your help! Whether it be parent volunteers to run the "luxury" booth or professionals in the automobile industry helping students choose the best type of transportation, the Fair is a great way to support the community and teach students about everyday expenses. We are looking for volunteers with a background in:
  • Housing (Renting an apartment, etc.)
  • Furniture (Furnishing an apartment)
  • Food (Eating out, eating at home, etc.)
  • Insurance (Renter's insurance and auto insurance)
  • Health Insurance
  • Clothing (What sorts of attire are required for one's job)
  • Transportation (Buying and leasing a car, paying for the T, paying for parking, etc.)
  • Charity / Community Service (Giving back to the community)
  • Education (Monthly student loan payments)
  • Luxuries (Vacations, entertainment, pets)
  • Internet / Phone / Cable
  • Personal Savings (Putting money in a savings account, etc.)
  • Retirement Savings
  • Budget Counseling (Going through the students' budgets and making sure their finances balance)
Furthermore, we are looking for additional volunteers (who don't necessarily have any experience in those fields) to assist in the booths and to help run other aspects of the Fair. The Student Council is also looking for local businesses and organizations to make donations of $100 or more to go towards the funding of the Fair.

If you have any questions, feel free to email the Student Council at STUCO.ashland@gmail.com. We are excited to bring this Reality Fair to life and looking forward to engaging the entire community in this event!

An overview of this event:

YouTube Video



Volunteer sign-ups:

Reality Fair Volunteering


Sponsors:

https://www.mass.gov/news/second-round-of-financial-literacy-education-grant-winners-announced-for-2019-2020-academic

Umholtz Plumbing
https://www.montoyapottery.com/





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