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Challenge your perceptions of poverty and strengthen understanding and empathy.
A Poverty Simulation is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy.
Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees.
The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty. The ultimate mission of each of these families is to provide food, shelter and other basic needs with a limited income.
For more information on participating in a Poverty Simulation, please complete this form.
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Trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, social agency workers, service providers, and government employees while participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges. Volunteers also assist with preparation, event set-up, and wrap-up.
May 10, 2023 @ 09:00 AM