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Reality Store
“Envision the Future”
Volunteer Resources:
                   • Volunteer Orientation (Link to video)
                   • Frequently Asked Questions (Link to video)
The Reality Store is an effort to help Ross Township 8th Graders:reality store
  • learn about the real world.
  • learn about the costs of various lifestyles.
  • understand the economic differences between people.
  • experience “real world” mathematics problems.
  • enhance their problem-solving skills.
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The Reality Store encourages students to:
  • begin planning their careers early in life.
  • learn budgeting skills
  • understand the value of education
What happens at The Reality Store?reality store
Students spend about one hour at The Reality Store simulation.  They arrive with a future occupation selected and with their monthly paycheck on deposit.  Students then visit several booths, staffed by volunteers, where they make many choices about how they want to live their lives.  They select their living arrangements, their type of automobile, and even make decisions on whether or not they “must” have cable TV.  Through The Reality Store experience, students learn how to budget their income, and they experience and learn from real life choices.  Along the way, unexpected events may occur, just as in real life.
The Reality Store at Pierce Middle School  is a joint effort of the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce and the Merrillville Community School District.
To obtain further information about volunteering, contact the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce at (219)769-8180 or click here.
This year’s Reality Store event is…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Pierce Middle School
199 East 70th Place
Merrillville, IN  46410
Last Modified on February 23, 2012