Are you someone who works with or interacts with people experiencing poverty? If so, the poverty simulation may be a good training opportunity for you!
The poverty simulation is a learning tool that will help you gain a better understanding of the daily realities of poverty. During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of people experiencing poverty. The simulation enables participants to look at poverty from a variety of angles and and then to recognize and discuss the potential for change within the community.
We are also looking for volunteers to play service provider roles during the simulation (e.g. — police officer, banker, social services, etc.). If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! All volunteers will have their registration fees waived and can attend the event for free as gratitude for their time and service.
Hear from one of our participants:
“I played the role of a teenager in a family with few resources. Within a matter of minutes I had dropped out of high school and was running the streets scrambling for ways to help my family. Even with that sacrifice, our family problems only worsened…To stand in the shoes of a youth facing such a choice really impressed upon me how poverty has victims we never even consider…HOW can this be right? It really fired me up to get back to work so that my community will find answers and solutions where there once was only frustration and confusion.” -Pamala Garrick, Salem Housing Authority