Poverty Simulation

A learning experience that examines the challenges & choices those in poverty face

Great Rivers United Way’s Poverty Simulation is a hands-on experience that helps participants become sensitized to the realities faced by low-income people living and working right here in the Coulee Region.

Our Poverty Simulation will challenge you to:

  • Leave any preconceived notions you may have about poverty at the door.
  • Learn about and attempt to navigate services meant to help those facing poverty.
  • Acknowledge that – while, for you, this is just a simulation – what you’ll experience is day-to-day life for far too many people in our community.

Our Poverty Simulation is a catalyst for ongoing dialogue and social change within not only your organization, but the community as a whole. Poverty is a complex issue, and the simulation supports Great Rivers United Way’s multi-faceted approach to creating a better community for all residents.

A private Poverty Simulation lasts two to three hours, and includes an introduction and briefing; the simulation exercise; and a debriefing, during which participants and volunteers reflect on their experience. If you choose to sponsor a public Poverty Simulation, your group/business will be recognized per the below.

See our Poverty Simulation PDF for sponsorship levels & benefits

For more information, please contact:
Connor Glassen, Community Engagement Coordinator
(608) 796-1400, ext. 107

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