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VIDEO: Cordova High students build budgeting smarts in real-life simulation

Cordova High students recently experienced a dose of real-life learning thanks to the school’s ongoing partnership with SAFE Credit Union

Led by Cordova High’s Business Technology Academy, the latest “Reality Fair” was a simulation in which students received profiles with specific incomes, family sizes, and debt loads. During the simulation, students were asked to make sometimes difficult decisions on balancing income and expenses. 

The exercise is designed to let teenagers better understand the financial challenges they will face as adults and provides important practical financial education they can use in the real world.

-Video editing by Sydni Fagan, FCUSD Communication Internship Program,