Why do some people thrive when faced with challenges while others falter? Join Pamela Cathey for an entertaining and instructive exploration of heroism, ancient and modern, and learn practical tools for transforming the challenges and difficulties in your life into opportunities for creative self growth and altruism.
The poverty simulation is meant to help sensitize participants to the struggles people in poverty face on a daily basis. During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. Time is represented by four 15-minute periods, each representing one week. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources. Afterward,participants and staffers conduct a debriefing and reflection. Join us to learn more about poverty and how we can make a difference.
For speaker or performance suggestions, booking inquiries or general information, contact:
Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588