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    Reality Fair at GAC “Eye-Opening Experience” for Teens

    Last week, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) held a Financial Reality Fair in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC. A Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy tool for high school students.

    “The Reality Fair was an eye-opening experience for a lot of these teens,” said Tanya Thomson, Art Teacher at Washington Metropolitan High School.

    “It feels like the students learned a semester’s worth of meaningful material in just two hours at the Reality Fair,” said Landon Southerly, Math Teacher at Capital City Public Charter School.

    The fair was held at the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 with students from Capital City Public Charter School, Luke Charles Moore Academy, and Washington Metropolitan High School in attendance. Many others stopped by to observe the fair, including Members of Congress and GAC attendees during their “Hike the Hill” visits.

    “The students learned so much at the Reality Fair,” said Vibha Robinson, Business Manager at Luke C. Moore Academy. “I wish I went through this when I was in high school!”

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