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Volunteers sought for March 21 Reality Check at CMS

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The Duneland Chamber of Commerce’s annual Reality Check (formerly the Reality Store) will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Chesterton Middle School, 651 W. Morgan Ave. in Chesterton.

For more than 20 years, this event has been preparing 8th graders from the Duneland area to be successful in life after graduation.

Students are given a predetermined salary that they would earn in their chosen profession at age 28. During the Reality Check, they visit tables where they pay such expenses as taxes, housing, childcare, etc. Some do end up in bankruptcy, while others may have a little money left over at the end. The ones who have remaining funds can “spend” their money on imaginary rewards such as investments, trips, concerts, motorcycles and so on.

The Reality Check is organized by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce and the Duneland School Corporation and requires more than a 100 volunteers each year. Volunteers are welcome to take part in the Reality Check for either a half day or whole day.

Morning sessions will run from 7:30 to 11:45 a.m., and afternoon sessions from 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Breakfast and lunch is provided for all volunteers.

Volunteers should contact Michelle Hunsley at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce at 926-5513 or by e-mail at



Posted 1/26/2018




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