United Way now offers opportunities to participate in a Poverty Simulation, an impactful and interactive experience in which participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. Each participant takes on the role of a person living in poverty. Roles are based off of real family scenarios. The goal is to make ends meet, feed your family, and maintain housing for one month. Could you survive?
With the help of many generous local community organizations who help United Way facilitate the Poverty Simulations, together we can increase awareness of the realities our neighbors in poverty face everyday. Ideally, each poverty simulation serves as a catalyst for ongoing dialogue and ultimately real local social change. See our brochure here. Interested? Contact us! 651-388-6309