The Partners in Education Reality Shops are cumulative events from year-long financial literacy initiatives for local high school students. Throughout the year in their classrooms, students learn to budget and make informed financial decisions. They then put their learned knowledge into action during the Reality Shop by trying to balance a monthly budget with the help of chamber members. Students are given a customized budget sheet with number of children along with spouse, income and debt information. They then interact with chamber volunteers who sell the items students need to balance their monthly budget including transportation, housing, groceries, childcare, and students loans.