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Northborough Rotary gives sophomores a financial “Reality Check”

Northborough-The Northborough Rotary Club recently announced that it will hold the “Reality Check” financial literacy program for Algonquin Regional High School sophomores, on Wednesday, June 5, from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. The club plans to make the program an annual event.

The program presents a financial learning experience for students in an interactive and fun format. The students will be given a taste of financial reality, as they begin preparation for life after graduation, by presenting them with real financial situations. Community bankers, realtors, auto dealers, financial planners and other businesspeople will be on hand to role-play with the students.

The objective is to introduce the sophomore class to personal budgeting and financial planning.? Each student will choose from a list of 50 jobs and will be assigned a monthly salary. They will then visit eight different “spending stations” to spend their money on items such as rent, car, food, student loans, and entertainment.

Volunteers are needed to staff the stations and discuss the various spending alternatives with the students. The alternatives will be pre-scripted, so no special expertise is required of the volunteers. Those interested in volunteering or learning more about the event should contact Chair Chris Hodge at chris@hodgeassociates.com.

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