Elon Poverty Simulations - Jan. 9 & 14
This 2-hour interactive experience educates students, faculty, staff and community members in the realities of poverty in the United States and Alamance County.
Elon Poverty Simulations
Thursday, Jan. 9 - 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14 - 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The Elon Poverty Simulation is an interactive 2-hour experience that educates students, faculty, staff and community members in the realities of poverty in the United States and Alamance County. Participants are given a profile with a socio-economic situation that is just above the poverty line. The simulation is split into four fifteen-minute “weeks,” during which they must pay their bills, purchase food for their family, take their children to childcare and/or school, go to work, apply for a job, apply for benefits, etc. At the end of each simulation, a trained faculty facilitator will lead a discussion based on the participants’ experiences.
Professors are welcome to sign up an entire class for a simulation date. Email Toddie Peters to sign-up.