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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Poverty Simulator

For those not familiar with how it feels to be poor, a Povery Simulation is being hosted in La Crosse on August 30 from 9 a.m. to noon by the Erickson Boys and Girls Club of La Crosse (1331 Clinton Street). Because their FB event page is off limits to non FB users and there doesn't seem to be a non-FB website that describes the event, details are shown here.

 The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse in collaboration with Silver Lake's Educator Leadership Master's Program invite the La Crosse community to participate in a simulation of what it is like for many Americans to live in poverty. 
Poverty affects 43.1 million people in the United States. In La Crosse 28% of the community lives below the poverty threshold. 

The mission of this simulation is to allow individuals with more economic stability to gain a first hand experience of the difficulties of poverty. We are in need of 70-120 Participants for this simulation to be most effective. All materials for the event will be provided on site. 

If you are interested in participating, please use the link at the FB event or contact Britton Slowey (britton.slowey-at-bgclax-dot-org).

If you know any others within the community who would be interested in this event, please feel free to invite them. We believe that through collaboration, experience and understanding we can face and conquer the issue of poverty in our communities.

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