Creative Community Services’ Reality Fair is a free, hands-on event that provides youth ages 14-21 in foster care with a simulated experience for making real-world financial decisions.
Youth ages 14-21 in foster care will have fun learning financial literacy skills at this year’s reality fair. During the registration process, each youth selects their career interests. Upon arrival at the event, they receive a packet containing a mock pay stub reflecting one month’s salary for their chosen career. We randomly assign them a type of family. They must secure housing, transportation, and daycare, buy groceries and furniture, participate in entertainment, and give to a charitable foundation-all while remaining within their monthly budget.
After the event, youth can participate in a College and Career Fair to connect with educational institutes and career professionals to explore options for a successful future.
Registering multiple youths? You need a unique email address for each participant. You can use your own or the foster parent’s, or you can email us a list of your participants at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure to include their first and last name, T-shirt size, and top 3 career choices.
Thursday, July 13, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
Church on the Hill – Sugar Hill
4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd
Buford, GA 30518