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Looking to Get Involved?

The Reality Store 2016 Planning Committee invites interested individuals and businesses to join them on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:00am at the Chamber office for our next planning meeting.

Volunteers Needed for Reality Store Project

What’s one of the most enlightening ways for high school students to learn about the real world relationship of education and career opportunities, lifestyle choices and monthly budgets?  The Chamber’s Workforce Development Council believes that it is the Reality Store!  Reality Store is a hands-on interactive educational experience that will be presented to all area eighth grade students on November 17, 2016 at Kentucky State University Exum Center.

Similarly to the game of “Life”, each student will receive an assigned occupation and monthly income based on their grade performance in school.  They then proceed through the Reality Store – booths manned by business community volunteers that represent everything from housing choices to taxes.  In each instance, the student must make a choice and reduce the corresponding cost from their income.  The point of the simulation game is to make choices that fit within the assigned income…. and allow for unexpected expenses!

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Uncle Sam                       Health & Beauty
Luxury Items/Travel           Insurance/Medical/Dental
Housing                          Clothing  & Grocery
Transportation                  Supplemental Income
Child Care                        Utilities & Telephone

The Reality Store day begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast for our volunteers and ends at 3:00 p.m.  Students will be arriving by bus throughout the day.  Both morning and afternoon volunteer slots are available at this time.  If you would like to get in on this exciting experience, please complete the volunteer form below and fax it to the Chamber office at your earliest convenience.

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