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Valor Academy Students Take A Bite of Reality
Financial Education Simulation is Eye-Opening for Teens
updated 05/13/15 11:18 AM

A group of high school students from Valor Academy in Van Nuys recently got a “bite of reality” recently when they attended an interactive financial education simulation designed to teach them how to manage money.

The event on campus was run by staff from Pasadena-based Wescom Credit Union, all of whom volunteered their time. The Bite of Reality program is offered by the Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation, the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada. It aims to teach young people the basics of finance by having them take a “real world” test drive complete with a job, money and the freedom to make their own financial decisions.

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