Where: Frankfort Convention Center
By this point, you have probably realized that I LOVE quality educational events and activities. Well, this one looks like a marvelous opportunity for 8th graders to get a small dose of "reality" about life after they leave school. On November 17th, the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Sponsor Kentucky Employees Credit Union will host a Reality Store for over 450 8th grade students. This is how FCPS describes the event--
Reality Store is an active, hands-on, real-life simulation, which gives young people the opportunity to explore career opportunities, and make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those adults face on a daily basis.
Participants assume that they are 25 years old and have completed basic educational requirements for their specific occupation. Students then draw a family; some students may not have any children, while others may have up to 4 children. Participants are then given the opportunity to draw an occupation based on their grade point average, which provides them with an equivalent salary and allows them to proceed through the “Reality Store”. After their trip through the Reality Store, students will have a greater knowledge of what type of career they would like to have as an adult, set goals to achieve their career choice, and to learn how their grades and absences affect their potential employment opportunities.
To find out more information or register for the event, please contact the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce at 502-223-8261.
Have you been to the Reality Store?
We would love to hear about your experience in the comments below.