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
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.
contact Michelle Hunsley at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce at 926-5513 or
by e-mail at email@example.com