Welcome to the Reality U experience!

Reality U helps youth acquire personal financial education to prepare them for their lives as adults – all packed into a highly interactive 75-minute simulation of life!

Reality U in Action (video)

The goals of Reality U are

  1. Teach teens that their performance in school today can affect their future.
  2. Provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice personal finance skills.
  3. Mobilize the community to become involved stakeholders in education, particularly financial literacy education in their local schools.
  4. Meet several National Standards for Financial Literacy:
    1. Student will use rational decision-making and planning to set and implement financial goals
    2. Students will understand sources of income and the relationship between income and career preparation
    3. Students will understand principles of money management
    4. Students will understand credit uses and costs.
With over a decade of Reality U implementation we have learned that many students have not made the connection between their current school performance and their financial future.