Poverty Simulation

Poverty Simulation Trailer

Please enjoy this trailer featuring UMB faculty, staff, and students participating or volunteering in the Poverty Simulation.

The Poverty Simulation is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family and survive from week to week. This interactive workshop allows participants to assume the roles of a family member facing poverty. Participants will experience some of the daily challenges a family in poverty may endure over a simulated experience of one month. The Poverty Simulation lasts approximately 2 1/2 to three hours. It includes an introduction and briefing, the simulation exercise, and a debriefing period in which participants and volunteers share their reflections on the experience.


If you are interested in volunteering, please email Ebony Nicholson


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