328 Alexander St. Suite 10, 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:


Sign Up  Volunteer at the Pebblebrook High School Reality U – 3/23/2018

Sign Up to Volunteer for the Lithia Springs High School Reality U- 3/28/2018

Sign Up Volunteer at the Cobb Performance Learning Center Reality U – 3/29/2018

Save the Date to Volunteer with Marietta Middle School Reality U – 5/3/2018

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: Shayla Jones at sjones@cismcc.org 

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