Lattner Family Foundation-Supporting Financial Literacy through generous gift.

April 19, 2021

Recently, The Pando Initiative received a generous gift from the Lattner Family Foundation to support our financial literacy program, Reality U. Reality U is a fun and interactive simulation gives students a glimpse into what life could look like as a 26-year-old. Each scenario includes a monthly income, credit card debt, as well as their marital and family status.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Pando has faced challenges in bringing this innovative program to kids but with the support of schools, implementing social distancing and instilling that the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment measures are in place, we are able to provide an eye-opening experience for staff, volunteers, and students alike.

For the first time, students that were participating in remote learning were still able to actively participate in a hybrid format. Educators had stated time and time again how grateful they were to be able to offer students the experience of Reality U to provide them with a sense of normalcy in what has been uncertain times.

Now more than ever, empowering students on the steps they can take to be successful in their financial future is crucial. We are looking forward to our continued growth of Reality U, having volunteers back in schools when able to, and empowering students to see that the choices they make today matter.

We are thankful to the Lattner Family Foundation for their commitment to financial literacy and the support that they have shown to The Pando Initiative and the kids we serve. Thank you or all you do to HELP STUDENTS THRIVE!

To learn more about Reality U, and how YOU can get involved contact Patrick Sehl, Reality U Director at


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