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One school in Oklahoma held its annual "Reality Check" event to teach its students about the big wide world.

And parents think it should be mandatory...

For many, school is an exciting time...

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Filled with opportunity and anticipation over what future years could hold.

However, when you finally make it into the real world, things can be pretty scary...

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And not much information is given to students to prepare them for their life outside school grounds.

However, that isn't the case at one school...

And people are loving their inventive strategy...

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Yukon High School in Oklahoma recently held its yearly "Reality Check" event...

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Where kids were given tasks to learn what life is like as an adult.

"Freshman students are assigned a random annual income...

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Before traveling to booths like housing, clothing, insurance, and child care to make virtual payments from their budget."

Now, this is genius!


This is so important for kids to learn at a young age. Not just money management, but what responsibilities they'll have to take on when they grow up.

This school believes it's important too...

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And is doing what they can to prepare students for the real world.

They posted on Facebook saying...

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"Although they must visit every booth, they are empowered to make their own personal decisions. One ninth-grader reflected, 'I got $35,000 which I thought was really good, but now I'm down to $20 and still have bills…I may have gone a little crazy with the nice truck.' Once they've paid their bills, the students who have money leftover receive a KitKat, while those with $0 left in their bank account receive a Zero bar."

YHS teacher, Darryl Andrews said...

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​"This is an opportunity for the students to gain a deeper understanding of how their parents live on a day-to-day basis. It really puts things in perspective and gives them some real-world experience and therefore, a better idea of what to expect in the future."

This needs to be mandatory in all schools...

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It's amazing to see a school doing this!

Check out their post below...

What a great idea!