First Florida Credit Union received an Experiential Learning Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation recently to increase the number of students that participate in Reality Fairs in their community by reaching 700 students. They are already off to a great start!
First Florida’s Reality Fair program – their “Mad City Money initiative” – has been at the forefront of this growth. Brought on board in 2013, the program has grown in popularity and delivery channels. The free event transforms venues into interactive cities where teenagers adopt new identities and learn to navigate real-world scenarios such as balancing a checkbook, budgeting a household income and establishing a savings plan.