Do you have what it takes to survive in poverty? Learn what you need to do and sacrifice in order to make ends meet.
Pikes Peak United Way and Tri-Lakes Cares is partnering to bring the Poverty Simulator to to Monument on Tuesday, June 27.
What is the Poverty Simulator? The Poverty Simulator breaks down stereotypes by allowing participants to step into the real life situations of others. Poverty is often portrayed as a standalone issue but this simulation allows individuals to walk a simulated month in the shoes of someone who is facing poverty and realize how complex and interconnected issues of poverty really are. The simulation exercise and debriefing will last two hours.
Why? Although it uses “play” money, fictional scenarios and time limits, it is not a game. It’s a simulation that enables participants to view poverty from different angles and then discuss the potential for change within local communities. It’s designed to create a broader awareness among community members.
Who is invited? Everyone! We’d love to have folks from the fire and police departments, local town administration, school district employees, nonprofit service club members, church members, policymakers, business owners, chamber members and other community members like you. Youth are welcome and encouraged to participate as well but we respectfully ask that they are at least 12 years of age.
After the experience, individuals will have the opportunity to discuss what they learned with their peers. This is a profoundly moving experience that will move you to think about the realities of poverty and to talk about how our local community can address the problem.
Free admission, but RSVP required.
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Phone: (719) 632-1543