District Leadership Team Participates in Poverty Simulation

District Leadership Team Participates in Poverty Simulation
Posted on 06/22/2017
District Poverty Simulation

The District Leadership Team participated in a poverty simulation facilitated and presented by The Herlihy Group affiliated with the University of Cumberlands. Participants had the opportunity to participate in a three hour simulation while living a month in the life of a family member who lives in poverty. Each family member had to seek assistance from a variety of human resources and services to provide for their family's basic needs during the course of four "15 minute weeks". The purpose of the simulation was to assist stakeholders in having a better understanding of the challenges that students and families, who live in our communities, face everyday. The experience is designed to sensitize participants to the day-to-day realities of life faced by families with low incomes and to also motivate individuals to become more involved in activities and education to help reduce poverty in our country. 

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