Service 1st and Warrior Run High School Host Financial Reality Fair3/16/2023
Photo (l-r): Jennifer Watts, Assistant Vice President Milton Market, Service 1st; Mike Thomas, Chief Financial Officer, Service 1st; and Mackenzie Watts, Senior, Warrior Run High School.
(Turbotville, PA) – Service 1st Federal Credit Union recently partnered with Warrior Run High School to host a Financial Reality Fair. Over 220 juniors and seniors took part in the mock budget experience.
“I am so thankful to Warrior Run for allowing us to provide this experience to their juniors and seniors,” said Jenn Watts, Assistant Vice President Milton Market, Service 1st. “I heard a lot of positive feedback from the students and faculty. We hope each student left the event with a better understanding of their own finances and budgeting than they had before they walked in. We look forward to continuing to host Financial Reality Fairs in other local schools and hope they become an annual event.”
The Financial Reality Fair is designed to place students in real-life situations where they select a career, are provided with an entry level salary and challenged to make decisions while remaining within budget. Students are required to visit booths at the Fair and purchase necessities, such as housing, clothing, food and transportation. As in real life, non-essential options are also presented, such as entertainment, internet and cell phones. Before leaving the Fair, students must spin the “reality wheel” and meet with financial counselors from Service 1st to review their decisions.
For more information or to schedule a Financial Reality Fair, call 800.562.6049.