"Day in the Real World" is a software-based framework designed to give students a glimpse into life as an adult. DITRW emphasizes consistent exposure to the core areas of Academic Achievement, Social Etiquette, Money Management, Positive Peer Interaction, Decision Making and more. With the help of custom software, volunteers can give students a vivid replication of a "Day in the Real World" with the ability to track student virtual bank accounts, monitor education matriculation, manage employment status and salary, accept bill payments, and much more.
Since it's inception in 2008, “Day in the Real World” has held numerous workshops and served over 1,500 students. DITRW has also partnered with several organizations to deliver presentations and serve as volunteers. These include Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Kappa AlphaSorority, National Society of Black Engineers, Mentoring Families and Kids, and Jacksonville Urban League.
"Day in the Real World" is a concept created by Ronnie King and CJ Wellington, along with many young professional volunteers who serve as mentors, parents, and educators in our community. We believe all of our youth have the potential to be great! And it takes guidance to help them connect the path from now to their desired future. "Day in the Real World" aims to help Bring the Reality of Life Closer to Reality!
To purchase materials, hardware and software that will be used for program days. This includes but is not limited to: tablets for volunteers, printing material for students, software performance and security testing, and vendor materials.
Project Showcase Proposal
Vendors can expect to see large photos and video of "Day in the Real World" workshops. As well as flyers and handouts that give more information on the program. We will also have several computers and iPads to showcase the way the game operates.
Project Showcase Requirements
|indoor or outdoor||Length: 8' Width: 7' Height: 8'|