Is your credit union looking for a way to teach youth financial literacy in a way that will make a real impression?
Then don’t give teens a typical budgeting lesson that will bore them to sleep—give them an interactive Bite of Reality! (click here for Bite of Reality flier)
Fun, Safe, and Interactive
Bite of Reality is a two-and-a-half-hour, hands-on simulation that appeals to teens while giving them a taste of real-world financial realities. Teens are given a fictional occupation, salary, spouse and family, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments. The teens then walk around to various table-top stations to “purchase” housing, transportation, food, clothing, household necessities, day care, and other needs. Fortunately, the game also includes a “credit union” to help with their financial needs.
This interactive activity will teach teens how to make financial decisions and give them a better understanding of the challenges of living on a budget. Teens will have to deal with a pushy “car salesperson” and a commission-based “realtor,” and weigh their wants versus their needs. There’s even a “Fickle Finger of Fate” that will give some of the students unexpected “expenses” or “windfalls”—just like in real life.
What are the benefits of Bite of Reality?
How can my chapter or credit union participate?
Contact the RMJ Foundation, which will supply:
What does my chapter or credit union need to put on a Bite of Reality event?
Bite of Reality is offered exclusively to credit unions by the RMJ Foundation. Events similar to Bite of Reality have received positive feedback from teens, schools, and credit unions throughout California and Nevada!