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    National CU Foundation Holds “Financial Reality Fair” at GAC

    Volunteer Gerry Singleton helps a teen spin the fair’s 'Wheel of Reality.'

    In conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC last week, the National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) REAL Solutions Program held their first D.C. Financial Reality Fair. A Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy tool for high school students.

    The fair was held at the Rayburn House Office Building on March 2, 2011. Approximately 40-50 area high school students attended from H.D. Woodson High School. GAC attendees and others also stopped by to learn more about the Reality Fair concept.

    “I think the fair engaged our students in the process of learning more effectively than any field trip I personally have ever seen,” said David Mauldin, Vice Principal. “Soon many of them will be out in the real world where every day is a ‘financial reality fair.’ They are all more prepared to make wiser choices because of this event.”

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