• Region 15 wishes to bring awareness to educationally disadvantaged students. Below is a county map of Region 15 that will connect you to the Kids Count website that houses demographic information to aid in familiarization of the demographics in your county
    If you hover over then click on each county, you will be directed to the Kids Count website where you can access data on multiple areas of concern for each county.

    ESC15 Map
    Poverty is all around us, Do you know what it REALLY looks like?
    Region 15 Education Service Center is able to provide the Poverty Simulation for a community, school, class, etc.  The Poverty Simulation Experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.  It is a simulation, not a game.  The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people.  The simulation materials were created by the Missouri Association for Community Action, Inc. 
    If you or your district, community, business is interested in hosting a Poverty Simulation, please contact Carol White at 325-481-4051 or through email at carol.white@esc15.net.
    On February 6, 2015, students in the FCCLA organization at Sterling City ISD wanted to bring the poverty awareness to their school and their community through the Poverty Simulation. The students were able to find volunteers from the community to participate as agencies and have the SCISD staff to participate as families. The students helped set-up the simulation and even fed the volunteers a meal for their orientation meeting. Before the simulation started the students did a presentation on poverty in the country and in their county. As we debriefed and discussed the overall experience, participants and volunteers enjoyed the poverty simulation experience.
    Staff members of SCISD and Community members participating in the Poverty Simulation with ESC 15 staff members (Anna Munn, Teresa Bale, Monica Diaz and Deanna Watkins.) 
    Registration    Theresa and Deanna    Participants    part   Anna and Theresa    
    Link to Val Verde Link to Edwards Link to Crockett Link to Sutton Link to Kimble Link to Schleicher Link to Menard Link to Mason Link to Irion Link to Tom Green Link to Concho Link to McCulloch Link to San Saba Link to Sterling Link to Coke Link to Runnels Link to Coleman Link to Brown