Together with the Helena credit unions, Montana’s Credit Unions is coordinating a High School Financial Reality Fair Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Montana State Capitol Rotunda.
Financial Reality Fairs
The Financial Reality Fair is a 60–90 minute experiential learning activity where students get a feel for real‐life monthly budget. They approach the fair as if they need to budget a monthly salary while paying for housing, utilities, transportation, groceries, entertainment, and some surprises along the way.
This Reality Fair is interactive, which will allow students to visit booths and acquire information and budget expenses based on interest and family size. This eye-opening experience will give students a view into what costs they can anticipate and how to budget for the future.
The Financial Reality Fair is flexible, allowing integration into any school size or timeframe.
Local high schools will be busing students up to the Capitol between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to participate in this experiential learning event. Forty-five volunteers are needed for each of the three sessions held throughout the day. Interested individuals can sign up to volunteer here.
Announcing the Montana Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2017 State Leadership Conference – Creating Change Around the World! This year’s conference will be in Billings, MT March 19-21.
In addition to competing, meeting new friends, and enhancing Leadership Skills, this year’s conference promises to be unforgettable! Keynote speaker Brandon White will teach how to “Own It” in leadership in life during his keynote. This year also includes several great workshops from current FCCLA members, former state officers, and partners during the new College and Career Readiness Fair.
Visit FCCLA’s Conference Page for more information.
Plan to attend Conversation with the Chair: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting
A special video conference event hosted by Helena Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Educators are invited to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s first town hall for teachers. After opening remarks, Chair Yellen will take questions from audiences across the country.
When: January 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 PM (MST)
Where: Federal Reserve Bank Helena Branch
Registration is required by December 16, 2016 and seating is limited.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and call 406-447-3864 for questions.
Note: For those who cannot attend in person, the conversation will be webcast live from 7:00–8:00 p.m. ET (5:00–6:00 PM MST).