Request for Volunteers for TruMark Financial Reality Fair

by Mr. Ellise Ortiz of TruMark Financial Credit Union

Posted to Event on 2/21/2019 at 7:48 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":" \nHello,\n \nTruMark Financial is hosting several Financial Reality Fairs and are looking for volunteers. There is no prep time.\n \nYour role would be to man a booth with another volunteer and help students make informed choices as they select a food plan, transportation, a cell phone plan, and other expenses that come with a monthly budget.\n \nThe goal of the exercise is to give students a glimpse of what it would be like to budget independently without the help of their parents. Students choose a career, complete with a starting salary, and are given a budget worksheet. They are required to visit 14 booths to make spending decisions on necessities such as"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":" "},{"insert":"housing, transportation, food and clothing, insurance, and other categories within their budget. In order to make things as realistic as possible, students are required to spin a wheel of reality for those unexpected situations everyone faces. Upon visiting all the booths, students meet with financial counselors who review their worksheets and advise them on adjustments that might be necessary to live within their salary constraints.\n \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer, please have them contact me. We appreciate any time you can allot to the fair."},{"insert":"\n\nWe have held Financial Reality Fairs throughout the area and have received positive feedback from faculty and students. The fair gives students a realistic perspective on expenses, the need to save for emergencies, and the importance of budgeting.\n \nClick here to view video: "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"blue","link":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0bhRiBaYRE&feature=youtu.be"},"insert":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0bhRiBaYRE&feature=youtu.be"},{"insert":"\n \nHere are the details of the two upcoming fairs.\n \n \n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black","bold":true},"insert":"When:               "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Tuesday, April 9, 2019 "},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Where:              Northeast High School  1601 Cottman Avenue Phila., PA. 19111 "},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Time:                 8:00 am to 1:30 pm (Continental breakfast & lunch provided)"},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"                            Volunteer orientation begins at 8 a.m."},{"insert":"\n   \t                    "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"First class visits at 8:30 a.m"},{"insert":".\n \n \n \nPlease contact me with any questions. \n \n"}]}


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