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Brown Mackie College — Merrillville Career Services Team Gives Middle School Students a “Reality Check”

The Brown Mackie College — Merrillville Career Services team recently volunteered their time at the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Reality Store held at Pierce Middle School in Merrillville, Indiana.


The Reality Store is a day-long educational experience for eighth-grade students in the area. It is designed to provide a glimpse into the kinds of experiences they may have in their lives at the age of 28 including purchasing a home, having children, and pursuing a career. Students proceed through a variety of stations that represent simulated life events and they make decisions that they believe are the best for their life.