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Poverty Simulation


Poverty Simulation

The Poverty Simulation is a simulation experience developed by the Missouri Association for Community Action. During the simulation, participants pretend to be members of a low-income community attempting to survive four 15-minute weeks of poverty. The simulation relies on role playing techniques and extensive props to help participants understand the day to day challenges faced by families living in poverty.


Fee for Poverty Simulation

The fee to have a Poverty Simulation facilitated on site, if you are within the Region 10 Education Service Center area, is $1,500.  If you are not in the Region 10 Education Service Center area, the fee is $1,500 plus travel.


Scheduling a Poverty Simulation

In order to participate in a simulation, participants are asked to meet the following criteria.

  • Assemble a minimum of 50 participants.  Please note that the simulation has a maximum capacity of 100 participants.
  • Provide a large, open facility for the simulation
  • Provide assistance with set-up and clean-up
  • Provide a computer, lcd projector and screen


To schedule a simulation for your district or campus, please fill out and submit a request form.

Poverty Simulation Request Form

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