2022 Class Project: The Reality Fair

The 2022 class of Leadership South Carolina is partnering with DIG, a non-profit organization determined to improve the lives of youth within rural communities, to host the first-ever Reality Fair.

The Reality Fair will take place Wednesday, April 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie(Allendale Campus). Approximately 250 seventh grade students from schools in Williston, Barnwell and Allendale will attend the fair, which will be focused on financial literacy and helping students understand the value of money. For example, students will learn the pros and cons of owning a home versus renting, the cost of childcare, the importance of saving and having an emergency fund, and much more.

The goal of the Reality Fair is to create a foundation for students to build strong money habits and help them avoid mistakes that can lead to lifelong struggles.


Sponsors Needed

Help us put young people on a path to prosperity and financial well-being by sponsoring The Reality Fair! Multiple giving levels are available. Click here to view the sponsorship form.

To make your donation online, click here. Checks should be made payable to Leadership South Carolina and mailed to P.O. Box 2346, Columbia, SC, 29202. Leadership SC is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.

If you are unable to make a financial contribution, please consider making an in-kind donation. Below is a list of some of our most needed items:

  • Reusable cloth bags for students to use as they collect information during the fair
  • T-shirts for volunteers
  • Lunch for students and volunteers
  • And more!

Please contact Daniel@sightfirst.org to discuss these and other sponsorship opportunities.


Thank you in advance for your support!



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