Life on the Edge 2020 Poverty Education (Course # 20EL0114)

Date(s): 1/14/2020 
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Registration open through 1/10/2020 6:00 AM EST


9 seats currently available.



The registration period has closed for this event.


Course Description

Poverty is often portrayed as a stand alone issue - but this simulation allows individuals to walk a month in the shoes of someone who is facing poverty and realize how complex and interconnected issues of poverty really are.

  • A single parent with limited resources and no transportation must find a way to get to work and get their child to daycare.
  • An elderly person must find a way to pay for both utilities and medication.
  • A young adult must care for siblings while their parent is incarcerated.
  • An elderly couple must raise their grandchildren and deal with their own health and employment issues.

After the experience, individuals then have the opportunity to debrief and participate in a facilitated discussion on what they've learned with their peers.

This session is ideal for School Homeless Liaisons, Social Workers, Outreach Workers, Teachers, School Support Staff, Counselors, and Administrators.


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Course Cost

The course cost is $5.00

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 2.5



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Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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