Financial Literacy Fair

Jill Wilson, a finance teacher at Glenwood Springs High School, invited all of her semester-class students to a planned financial literacy fair with the goal of setting her students a foundation for their education. 


Reality Town is the main sponsor of the event, which they set up in other schools as well. The game-changing fair was all about experiencing adulthood. Students were placed in a scenario in which they were assigned a family and a job that supplied them with money to spend. Most students had money left to spare while others had a difficult time adjusting to a tight budget. 


Mrs. Wilson seemed satisfied with her hard work, and everything appeared to go smoothly. Several participants were interviewed by local reporters from the Post Independent. The event hopefully inspired students to sign up for Financial Literacy classes at GSHS so they are able to better understand how to manage their money now and in the future.