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Reality Fair Highlights

Reality Fair is a program for high school seniors hosted by the Marlborough Club, the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, the Marlborough High School Business & Information Technology Department, and many local businesses. The objective of this program is to give students a better understanding of the financial responsibilities they will face in the real world. On the day of the Reality Fair, students received a monthly paycheck associated with a career they chose. With this money, they visited vendors stationed in a simulate “city” and made choices about an apartment, car, utilities, clothes, food etc. They also spun the "Wheel of Fortune/Misfortune" that reveals life's unexpected expenses. This experience boosts student Financial Literacy awareness and empowers them to make more educated and effective financial decisions.