2020 Poverty Simulation
Start Date 03/06/2020 09:00 AM
End Date 03/06/2020 11:30 AM
Address Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel. 1000 Riverchase Galleria. Birmingham, AL 35244

Poverty Simulation

March 6, 2020, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Earn 2.5 Credit Hours | $25


Alabama has the sixth highest poverty rate in the nation. Do you understand the challenges your students and their families face? A Poverty Simulation offers a sobering glimpse into the day-to-day realities of families living in poverty.


The Poverty Simulation is a 2.5-hour interactive session in which participants experience a "month" of poverty by taking on the identity of someone living with few financial resources and then handling real life challenges that arise during an ordinary month. Participants are up and moving throughout the simulation, interacting with volunteers who represent various agencies and service providers, such as Social Services or a mortgage company. The session will end with a facilitated discussion, allowing participants to process their thoughts and feelings from this profound experience and discuss how this could impact their work with students and families.