Work Readiness - Mentoring Program

Training - Training 2 : Bite of Reality Financial Literacy Scripps Ranch Branch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, 92131

About Bite of Reality

Fun, Safe, and Interactive
Bite of Reality is a hands-on 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.


Volunteers needed to play roles of merchants.


Link to video about the volunteer opportunity:

July 19th, 9:30 am-12:30pm | Scripps Ranch Branch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, 92131


Schedule Summary

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