One hundred Toll Gate students will make real-life decisions to help teach them financial skills during the CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fair this morning at Radisson Hotel Providence Airport.
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo will be a keynote speaker at the fair. Also speaking will be Superintendent of Schools Richard D’Agostino, and Mayor Scott Avedisian will present a proclamation to Wave Federal Credit Union and Toll Gate High School proclaiming the day as Toll Gate High School Financial Literacy Day in the city of Warwick.
The CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Program was developed to complement the high school’s personal financial education initiative for students. During the school year, monthly presentations were presented by credit union representatives on topics to help the students increase their understanding of the importance of managing their personal finances in order to be prepared for the financial challenges and lifestyle decisions they will face as adults.
Sponsored by Wave Federal Credit Union, the CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fair is the culminating event that places students through a realistic budgeting experience during which they will make a series of spending decisions similar to the types made by a young adult. The fair provides students the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom and interact with local businesses as consumers based on their chosen career and corresponding monthly income. Students will meet with representatives from Wave Federal Credit Union and various businesses and industries to include: Best Buy, Integrated Financial Partners, Liberty Mutual, Premier Home Realty, LLC, Elmwood Dodge, Donahue Models and Talent, Donovan Travel, Stop & Shop, Money Management International, and others to help them gain a better appreciation of the importance of budgeting, financial planning and making wise purchasing decisions.