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Scott Middle School students navigate virtual finances

Scott Middle School students navigate virtual finances

Every computer is being used in the computer lab Tuesday as Scott Middle School eighth-graders participate in a Junior Achievement program called JA Finance Park. It introduces them to bill paying, budgets and income generation.

May 28, 2013 2:54 pm
Scott Middle School students navigate virtual finances

Scott Middle School students navigate virtual finances

Denise Wright, Junior Achievement of Chicago associate director, explains an online version of Reality Store called Finace Park to eighth-graders Tuesday in the computer lab of Scott Middle School in Hammond.

May 28, 2013 2:53 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Eighth-grader Vince Lattanzi discusses his finances with adults Thursday during the Reality Store at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage. Students who participated in the event chose a career and made a series of life decisions.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Eighth-grader Anna Kapcia gets help balancing her checkbook Thursday from volunteer Terry Hardin during the Reality Store at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Eighth-grader Sarah Hicke, right, gets advice on her finances from Lisa Kizer of First State Bank of Porter during the Reality Store on Thursday at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

A Willowcreek Middle School student balances a checkbook Thursday during the school's Reality Store, an event aimed at teaching students about managing finances.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek Middle School eighth-graders participate Thursday in the Reality Store. Students chose a career, received a "salary" and made a series of mock financial decisions. The goal was to have money left over for retirement.

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Eighth-grader William Power, left, scratches his head while learning about a random life event from volunteer Terry Hardin on Thursday during the Reality Store at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage. The Reality Store teaches students about financial decisions, such as mortgage payments, st…

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Willowcreek students get a taste of finances during Reality Store

Eighth-grader Vince Lattanzi, right, receives help with his finances from Aflac insurance representative Brian Robbins on Thursday during the Reality Store at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage. The event sponsored by Purdue North Central and the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce gave st…

May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
POTW Mar. 13-Mar. 19 - Chesterton Reality Store

POTW Mar. 13-Mar. 19 - Chesterton Reality Store

Chesterton MIddle School eighth-grader Presley Ludwig, right, reacts to learning she would be getting a divorce during her pretend life in the annual Reality Store that challenges students to financially balance a future life, Thursday, March 17.

March 21, 2011 10:49 am
Reality Store presents life choices

Reality Store presents life choices

Chesterton Middle School eighth-grader Samantha Knoerzer, left, listens to volunteer Bob Tyler talk about taxes Thursday during the Reality Store that challenges students to financially balance a pretend life at Chesterton Middle School.

March 17, 2011 1:35 pm
Reality Store presents life choices

Reality Store presents life choices

Chesterton Middle School eighth-grader Thoney Castillo listens to volunteer Brock Lloyd, right, discuss options for his money during the annual Reality Store that challenges students to financially balance a pretend life. Castillo had $6 left in his bank account after he completed the exercise.

March 17, 2011 1:35 pm
Reality Store presents life choices

Reality Store presents life choices

Chesterton Middle School eighth-grader Presley Ludwig, right, reacts to learning she would be getting a divorce during her pretend life Thursday in the annual Reality Store that challenges students to financially balance a future life.

March 17, 2011 1:25 pm
Reality Store presents life choices

Reality Store presents life choices

Volunteer Laura Pannekoek reads investment choices Thursday for students from Chesterton Middle School during the Reality Store that challenges students to financially balance a pretend life.

March 17, 2011 1:25 pm
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