Poverty Simulation

Please join us on Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. for the fall semester’s Poverty Simulations, an exercise designed to help participants understand what it’s like to live in a typical low-income family and survive from week to week.

In this interactive workshop, participants assume the roles of family members facing poverty. Participants experience some of the daily challenges a family in poverty may endure over a simulated experience of one month.


The Poverty Simulation lasts approximately two hours. It includes an introduction and briefing, the exercise, and a debriefing period in which participants and volunteer staffers share their reflections of the experience.

The morning simulation is from 8 to 11 a.m.; the afternoon  simulation is from 1 to 4 p.m.

Please RSVP in advance for the event.

Greg Brightbill Education, People, University LifeSeptember 26, 20160 commentsPoverty Simulations, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus Life Services.

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