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Reality of Money

Mt. Vernon students participated in a Reality of Money event with our community volunteers.  They learned, as they participated, about the impact their choices make in their budget and lifestyle. They were "transformed" into wage earning, bill paying and financially independent young adults. The end result is that students got a powerful lesson about the real-life choices they will soon be making.

Students learned:

  • The value of "living above your means.”

  • The value of maintaining a good credit score.

  • Education can be a key driver of financial success.

  • How a budget helps build financial success.

  • Life choices matter.