Work Readiness - Mentoring Program


Training - Bite of Reality Financial Literacy Workshop

  • October 18th, 3pm-5:30pm | Allied Gardens Branch Library, 5188 Zion Ave, 92120
  • Bite of Reality is a hands-on app based simulation that appeals to teens while giving them a taste of real-world financial realities. Teens are given a fictional occupation, salary, spouse and family, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments. The teens then walk around to various table-top stations to “purchase” housing, transportation, food, clothing, household necessities, day care, and other needs. Fortunately, the game also includes a “credit union” to help with their financial needs.

    This interactive activity will teach teens how to make financial decisions and give them a better understanding of the challenges of living on a budget. Teens will have to deal with a pushy “car salesperson” and a commission-based “realtor,” and weigh their wants versus their needs. There’s even a “Fickle Finger of Fate” that will give the students unexpected “expenses” or “windfalls”—just like in real life.

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Friday, September 20, 2019 and Saturday, February 29, 2020