316 Alexander Street, Ste. 5 Marietta, GA 30060

Reality University



Reality U is a one-day financial literacy event – for students in high school and middle school – designed to help students understand some of the “realities” involved in preparing for an employable future and adulthood.  The goal is to learn about the correlation between fiscal well being, academic achievement, and financial literacy, all the while enabling students to understand some of the real life examples in preparing for future employment.


At Reality U, students are provided an adult scenario complete with marital status, number of children, occupation, and net monthly income. Students visit a variety of booths to “purchase” housing, transportation, communication services, child care, food, utilities, insurance, etc.


Volunteers are needed to run each booth. No experience or special skills necessary. Brief training provided at the event and then the fun begins!

CLICK HERE to view the Reality U Fact Sheets


Upcoming Reality University Dates:

CLICK HERE to register for Friday, February 17, 2017 @ McCleskey Middle School

Registration for Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ Turner Chapel AME Church –  FULL

Registration OPEN Soon for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ South Cobb High School

Registration OPEN Soon for Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ Marietta High School

Registration OPEN Soon for Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ Marietta High School

CLICK HERE to register for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ Pebblebrook High School

Registration OPEN Soon for Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ Marietta Performance Learning Center



Meghan Wilson , former Communities in Schools staff member, said, “The best part of Reality University is that the students make the connection between working hard in school and getting a good job so that they can live the kind of life they want.” Wilson also said, “Students have so much fun pretending to be adults, sometimes even married with children, while the community volunteers have a great time acting as realtors, car salesmen and insurance agents while helping students negotiate real-life choices.”


For information on hosting or volunteering for Reality University, contact: Christine Sloane at csloane@cismcc.org 

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