Poverty Simulation

The poverty simulation is meant to help sensitize  participants to the struggles people in poverty face on a daily basis. During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single>parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on>Social Security. Time is represented by four 15-minute periods, each representing one week. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources. Afterward,participants and staffers conduct a debriefing.

For more information about pricing or to
schedule a simulation call 319-352-8701.

Additional spaces may be available. Contact povertysim@wartburg.edu for availability.