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Spring 2018


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Poverty Simulation

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32.9 million Americans, 11.7 of whom are children under 18, live in poverty every day. Many more are just above the poverty line but have incomes low enough to qualify for government assistance. The Community Action Poverty Simulation provides participants the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a budget. Participants may find themselves playing the role of a young single parent, an elderly disabled individual, or a young boy with ADHD and little parental supervision. No matter which role one is assigned, the simulation will get you outside of your life and into the life of someone not so unlike the people in your area living in poverty.

Take away Empathy, Education, and Empowerment to make a difference!


Registration Fee:
courtesy of Carl Perkins

"Everybody who works with students should do this." -- Past participant

College Credit Not Available

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