The Poverty Simulation is an intense, revealing role-play activity designed to illustrate how socioeconomic status impacts thinking, feeling and decision-making. Through the creation of a new community, participants are assigned roles at various socioeconomic levels and required to form relationships, engage in commerce, resolve conflicts and make decisions about spending, lifestyle and politics.
At the end of this fast-paced, complex and engaging exercise, participants receive feedback about their behavior, evaluate their decision-making, reflect on their feelings and examine how they think about others based on socioeconomic class. With these thoughts in mind, group discussion is facilitated to identify how the simulation reflects the actual community and how the thinking, feeling and decision-making of others is interpreted based on socioeconomic class. Finally, participants identify how the lessons learned in the experience can be applied to their work with others experiencing poverty.
This simulation is offered to groups of 12 or more at The TranZed Alliance Headquarters for $1500. Offsite simulations are available at a separate fee to be determined. For more information and to schedule a time please click here.