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About This Event

The Poverty Experience is an interactive simulation designed to provide participants a glimpse of what life is like on an extremely limited income. Join us for this opportunity to better understand what many of our youth and families living in poverty face daily.  

Participants will be given a unique identity as a family member and will live a “month” in poverty. Attendees could play the role of a single mother who works long hours to provide for her children, a teenager who is responsible for his younger siblings, or a grandparent who cares for the children of her incarcerated children. Each family must work together to have food, shelter and utilities. The simulation also includes a debriefing session to help process the Experience.   

The Poverty Experience is a critical training for youth-serving organizations, schools, faith groups, universities, volunteers and other organizations that work with individuals, families and communities experiencing poverty.