The Welcome to the Real World program is a simulation designed to teach middle school and high school students the skills needed to financially navigate the adult world. In the Welcome to the Real World simulation, students assume they have completed basic educational requirements for their chosen career, are single, 25 years of age, and independent, with no financial support from family or others. Youth participants make lifestyle and spending choices like those faced by adults. They pay taxes, determine a savings amount, make a student loan payment — if applicable — and spend their salary on the necessary and other items based on choices with varying dollar amounts, which are based upon the prices in their community
If you would like to participate in the Welcome to the Real World Simulation, please register below.