Why a Simulation? Recently, our team at Central Kentucky Community Action held a Poverty Simulation at the New Haven Elementary School in New Haven. Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. Unless you’ve experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation bridges the gap from misconception to understanding. The Poverty Simulation is an interactive immersion experience and sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty.
What happens during a Simulation? One part is: The Experience. Meet Ann Aber. Like many people in poverty, Ann faces the daily struggle to keep a roof over her head and her children fed. Ann is just one person of the 26 families that take part in the Poverty Simulation. During the Poverty Simulation, you will take on the identity of someone like Ann and you will work together with your family to live a month in poverty.
Recently, at a Lincoln Trail Area Development District Meeting, someone that went through the program said “This simulation gave me a whole new perspective, a greater appreciation for the choices those in poverty make.”
This is just one of the programs CKCAC will continue. As always thanks for your support and please contact one of our offices if you need anything. More to come…much more…