TO FIGHT POVERTY IN OUR COMMUNITY, WE MUST FIRST ALL SEEK TO UNDERSTAND IT.
Every day, thousands of families across Cass and Clay Counties perform an intricate financial balancing act while trying to make ends meet.
A Day in the Life: Perspective on Poverty
What is it?
This event is an interactive immersion experience that depicts real-life scenarios
faced by many of the families living in poverty in Cass and Clay Counties who
are sometimes one paycheck away from homelessness or crisis.
How does it work?
This is Alice. Like many others who live in poverty,
Alice is fighting against many barriers just to keep a roof over her families head and food on the table. Alice is just one member of the many families that make up the experience.
During this experience, you will take on the identity of someone like Alice. You and your family will work together to sustain yourself as you live a month in poverty. You will be surrounded by a community of others experiencing their own challenges and given personal and community resources like schools, banks, and grocery stores. You will experience the challenges a person in poverty faces and learn what you can do in our community to help.
Morning Session (8:30 to 11:30 a.m.) | Afternoon Session (1:30 to 4:30 p.m.)