Educationally Disadvantaged

  • poverty
    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 click on Region 15 map below, you will be directed to the Kids Count website where you can access data on multiple areas of concern for each county. 

  • 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, or business is interested in hosting a Poverty Simulation, please contact Monica Diaz or Laura Strube at (325) 481-4066 or through email at

Poverty is all around us, Do you know what it REALLY looks like? Attend one of our poverty simulations!