Keystone Heights students earn ‘reality checks’ from Capital City Bank

By Natalie Gilstrap For Clay Today
Posted 3/30/22

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Capital City Bank and Keystone Heights High are partnering together to present Reality Check to ninth and 12th graders who attend the high school.

“It’s an activity where …

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Keystone Heights students earn ‘reality checks’ from Capital City Bank

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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Capital City Bank and Keystone Heights High are partnering together to present Reality Check to ninth and 12th graders who attend the high school.

“It’s an activity where we are going to engage students to learn about money management,” said Tina Baker, director of community partnership, said. The event will be held in the high school’s gym on Friday, April 1. During the event, students will be given an envelope stating their jobs and marital status.

Afterward, they will then go to different booths representing life necessities like insurance, child care, housing and food to learn about finance literacy.

The overall goal for Reality Check is to teach students about money management and how to make good life choices. However, at the same time, the event also offers opportunities for students to ask professionals about their jobs.

It provides a safe environment in which students can gain experience in talking with adults. The high school hopes that the event will show students that education can be fun.

Keystone Heights High volunteered to host a Reality Check, after learning about the partnership between Capital City Bank and Bradford High in nearby Starke. The event is modeled after a national program that was tweaked to fit with Keystone Heights’ plans.

“It’s been a great partnership with Capital City,” Baker said. “We have the same passion for helping our students and bringing enrichment programs to them.”

She said this is their first collaboration and that they hope to continue it in the future.

At the moment, Capital City Bank and the Keystone Heights High need more volunteers to fill the booths at the event. Baker says that they are looking for local professionals in specialized fields to provide guidance to the student, but it is not a requirement to volunteer. For those who want to volunteer, the event will offer a light breakfast and lunch.

For more information about Reality Check or would like to volunteer call Ginger Lee at (352) 235-3010 or email lee.ginger@ccbg.com.

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