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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.)