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Cultural Awareness Resources for Professionals

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Title:
Exploring the State of Poverty
Description:
Program uses the ROWEL poverty simulation, a copyrighted learning tool created by the Reform Organization of Welfare (ROWEL) Education Association of Missouri. It was designed to increase public awareness about issues related to poverty. The program takes about three hours for 30-75 participants, who assume the roles of families living in poverty. Each family receives a packet of information that describes their resources and needs. The task of each family is to provide for basic necessities for one month, which are four 15-minute time periods, each representing a week. Families spend each 15-minute period buying food, paying rent, and interacting with other community resources. Simulation kits can be checked out, and state Extension staff provide assistance to groups conducting the program.
Source:
Offered through Scott County Extension Office
Contact:
Focus:
Poverty
Resource Type:
Simulation
Cost:
No Cost

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