The Poverty Simulation Workshop
As part of our vision of Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, one way we’re raising our “Poverty IQ” is by offering Living on the Edge Poverty Simulations. The idea is the more you understand about financial hardship, the more you’ll have a heart to help those in need.
What to Expect
The simulation is a hands-on, 2.5 hour workshop designed to show you what living in poverty is like. You’ll role-play the life of a family living in poverty. Volunteers from ACCESS of West Michigan create a community of stores, organizations and agencies your “family” interacts with for four 15-minute weeks. During your "month" in poverty, you’ll have to maintain your housing and pay bills, all the while caring for your family, and dealing with various circumstances.
We need 50 participants to make this work, so please sign up and let us know you'll be here!
Who Can Participate?
Anyone high school age and above.
When / Where?
Wednesday, March 8, 6:00-8:30pm in The Square at the 84th St. Campus (1675 84th Street SE, Caledonia, MI, 49316). It's FREE if you attend Cornerstone Church. Anyone in the community is also welcome to participate for $25/person.
Important Note: Dinner is available in the Hub starting at 5pm ($4/person, $15/family). The simulation starts promptly at 6pm. Childcare is available if you sign up by March 1 for $7.50/child.
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For More Information
There's more detailed information and an introductory video about The Poverty Simulation workshop on ACCESS of West Michigan's web page.