In 2002, The Pando Initiative began the Reality U program in Wichita!

Reality U brings a bit of “reality” to students, teaching them about personal finance in an interactive and engaging way.

Students imagine their life as a 26-year old and complete an on- line lifestyle survey, including questions about their occupation, marital status, use of credit cards, and their current grade point average. This information is entered into our trademarked software program that links their answers to a unique scenario that is individualized for each student based on their survey answers. These scenarios are distributed to them the day of the event.

To learn more about Reality U, check out our video.  To learn how to bring it to your school visit our Reality U website!

A special THANKS goes out to our Corporate and Foundation Sponsors:
Consumer United Program, Credit Union of America, Emprise Bank,
Fred C. & Mary R. Koch Foundation, Kansas Office of the State Bank Commissioner, Lattner Family Foundation, Net App, and Westar.

Typical school day is from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with breaks for lunch
Schools that are highlighted indicate schools in which volunteers are coordinated by The Pando Initiative

Select link below to view schools that are participating in Reality U!

Click on the school you are are interested in learning more about to direct you to their website

Reality U Schedule 2018-2019

To learn more about Reality U, and how you or your company can volunteer, visit the Reality U website at 


Patrick Sehl
Reality U Director