Host a poverty simulation
Can you survive a “month” in poverty?
One of the most powerful tools CAP St. Joe has for engaging the community in the fight against poverty is community poverty simulations. Through carefully designed curriculum, participants are placed into a “family” in poverty and asked to navigate the month in four 15-minute “weeks,” using only the resources pre-assigned to their family and those they can utilize from community providers in the simulation.
This is a highly energized, impactful experience, and the positive feedback toward understanding poverty is tremendous. Most participants are stunned at what it takes to make it when you live in poverty, and tell us that the chaos, isolation and hopelessness invade every decision. Community Action leaders from across the state carefully plan the curriculum and make changes to reflect the current face of poverty.
We have worked with all types of groups from businesses to church youth groups. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
For volunteer inquiries, fill out our Contact Us form to the right or give us a call at 816-233-8281. Opportunities are listed below.
Head Start – Breakfast Club
Community Service Projects
Any contribution, great or small, enables CAP St. Joe to further our efforts in ending poverty in our communities. The barriers our low-income families face that perpetuate their inability to pull themselves out of poverty continue to change and evolve; therefore a gift dedicated to “area of greatest need” allows your gift to make a personal impact for their specific situation. Click our “donate now” button to make a difference!!