"I wish I had had this experience when I was in high school!"   Reality U Volunteer


"It seems like a lot of students are not setting themselves up for success and I always hope Reality U plays a part in making them more serious about school and life in general."   Reality U Volunteer


"The students loved your event! I hope more school districts begin events like yours!"   Reality U Volunteer

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1. Schedule Reality U

  • Determine a date, location and the students you would like to participate in the event. We recommend the event for students in grades 8-10, preferably 9th or 10th grade, when they begin developing a permanent academic record.
  • Each event session lasts a minimum of 75 minutes with no more than 75 students per session.
  • If the number of participants at your school will be under 100 students, you might consider asking an adjacent school/school district to join with you.

2. Contact Us

  • Email or call our administrative office regarding the event details in order to reserve your event: (316) 973-5111 or nhinten@thepandoinitiative.org
  • We can help you determine if it would be best for our staff to help with implementation, especially if this is your first time. However, our user guide is very easy to follow and provides comprehensive instructions in how to coordinate the event!

3. Purchase Reality U

  • Reality U costs $600 per event. This covers all materials you need to hold a Reality U at your school, including access to our trademarked software program and student passports. Matching scholarship funds may be available to assist with implementation, so feel free to contact us for more information.
  • It is likely that your local community will want to assist you in this expense by becoming a sponsor. Your community knows the value of building a financially literate community, and may want the opportunity to promote their services or products (e.g. banks, insurance agencies, etc.).

4. Reality U Timeline

  • 8-10 weeks prior to event
    Notify us of your proposed event date, your event coordinator’s contact information, number of students (maximum of 75 students/session) and number of sessions (minimum of 75 minutes/session).
    We will invoice you and upon receipt of payment, send the Reality U materials to your Reality U event coordinator.
  • 6 weeks prior to event
    You will receive your access code for event management
    Volunteer Recruitment begins
  • 4 weeks prior to event
    Teachers receive event orientation
    Students provided access to complete individualized online lifestyle survey
  • 1 week prior to event
    Lifestyle profiles are printed and distributed to teachers
    Volunteers are scheduled and sent confirmations