Volunteers Needed for 2017 Duneland Chamber of Commerce Reality Store

By: Duneland Chamber of Commerce Last Updated: January 20, 2017

DunelandRealtyStore4The Reality Store is set for March 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Chesterton High School, located at 2125 S 11th Street. For more than 20 years, this event has been preparing 8th grade students from the Duneland area on how to be successful in life after graduation.

Students are given a predetermined salary that they would earn in their chosen profession at age 28. During the Reality Store, they visit tables where they pay such expenses as taxes, housing, childcare, etc. Some do end up in bankruptcy, while others may have a little money left over at the end. The ones that have remaining funds can “spend” their money on imaginary rewards such as investments, trips, concerts, motorcycles and so on.

The Reality Store is organized by the PIE (Partners In Education) Committee of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce and the Duneland School Corporation. The event is in need of 70 more volunteers.

Volunteers are welcome to take part in the Reality Store for either a half a day or the whole day on March 22, 2017. Morning sessions are from 7:30 to 11:45 a.m., and afternoon sessions are from 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Breakfast and lunch is provided for all volunteers.

Volunteers should contact Michelle Hunsley at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce at 926-5513 or by e-mail at info@dunelandchamber.org