Friday the 26th is the deadline to register for the educational program on poverty

Anyone in this general region is welcome to register for September 9e Purdue Extension program in Vermillion County, Indiana, which simulates what it is like to live in poverty. This poverty simulation program will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Indiana time at the Cayuga 4-H Community Building on 9e. Extension Educator Lori Bouglog says, the idea is to put you in real situations, where important decisions need to be made.


AUDIO: Participants will be assigned to families. Each person will have a role within their family, be it a parent or a child; caregiver. Then families will have the opportunity to work for a week while living in poverty.

Bouslog also says that anyone, from local officials to parents, can learn from it and come to a better understanding.

AUDIO: A local decision maker; a person employed or volunteered by an agency or organization that provides services to families with limited resources.

The deadline for registration is this Friday 26e. Please register with the link in the press release below:

Purdue Extension Vermillion County, along with the Vermillion Parke Health Coalition Poverty Task Force, will host the Poverty Simulation on Friday, September 9 at the 4-H Community Building in Cayuga from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Poverty Simulation is an experiment designed to help participants understand what it is like to live in a typical low-income family trying to make ends meet from month to month. While it’s important to keep in mind that the experience is a simulation and not a game, the workshop addresses the challenges of living with limited resources and an abundance of stress. The main objective of the simulation is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people in meeting basic needs.

The experience will help participants, from policy makers to local community leaders, to better understand the real issues facing individuals with limited resources, the barriers that can be barriers to self-sufficiency, and how these barriers manifest in communities. behaviors and beliefs. Participants in the poverty simulation will have a better understanding and increased empathy for the realities of poverty. After the experience, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their observations and ideas about the activity.

The registration deadline for the poverty simulation is August 26, 2022. Although there is no cost to participate, pre-registration is required. The registration link for the September 9 poverty simulation is https://bit.ly/PovertySimulationVermillionCounty.

If you are interested in learning more about this workshop, please contact Lori Bouslog, Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator, at lbouslog@purdue.edu or 765-492-5332.

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