A Poverty Simulation was held March 18, 2016, at the Warren County Cultural Center to help people understand the problems faced by people living with little means, and some of the support available to them.
A lot of work went in to setting the event up
On Friday, Emma and Gloria welcomed participant
Emma and Gloria welcomed participants
A brief introduction and initial instructions
Participants form initial groups representing families
A few reassignments to fill in the gaps.
Counting the families
Emma welcomes the participants and presenters
The bank and the grocery store wait to serve
Ian is such a cute little guy! Who wouldn't love him?
C'mon Karl! There's nothing funny about a family squabble over finances! (Well, maybe in this case :)
Families have to work together to solve problems
Hmmm. He doesn't look 40, but I'm sure he's up to the task.
I learned this is one of the big problems facing those in poverty
Iris and Ian at the bank
There were some pretty unruly kids at this school :(
I can help you!
You have to show up on time for work, you know.
The angel of joy and grief. Random ups and down, just like real life.