Before they graduate and head out to take on life after high school, 425 Yorba Linda High School (YLHS) seniors participated in the financial literacy simulation “Bite of Reality” put on by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union.
Using the mobile app “Bite of Reality,” students were randomly provided a realistic living situation (job, student loan and credit card debt, family, etc.) and forced to make spending decisions that were made more difficult by pushy salespeople. Every once in a while, a student would receive an unexpected expense scenario called the “Fickle Finger of Fate.”
“The hope is that the challenges they faced today will make them better prepared to make smart financial decisions that will lead to long-term success and happiness,” shared economics teacher, Rey Lejano.
This learning-by-doing experience would not have been made possible for the Mustangs without SchoolsFirst and nearly 30 members of the community that came out to help.