May 25, 2023
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ivy Tech – Muncie
345 S High St
Muncie, IN 47305 (map)

Poverty Simulation changed the way I thought about poverty. There are so many challenges that come with a lack of resources. This experience helped me learn how to better empathize with those struggling in our community.

-Poverty Simulation Participant

Do you want to spark social change in your community?

Poverty Simulation is a 3-hour transformative, role-playing experience that demonstrates what life is like during a given month for families experiencing poverty.

During these simulations, participants examine poverty through a different lens and discover biases, explore barriers in their community, and discuss solutions.

Sign up individually or register as a group.

Poverty Simulation is ideal for:

  • Anybody who interacts with our neighbors experiencing poverty.
  • Those wanting to change our community for the better.
  • Curious and inquisitive community members with a passion for growing in understanding.
  • Those who serve the community in a business, non-profit, or public service capacity.

Poverty Simulation is offered at no cost to participants. This program is a partnership between Second Harvest Food Bank, Shafer Leadership Academy, and Ivy Tech.

Have questions or want more information?
Please contact Carol Bradshaw, Forward STEPS Manager, at or 765-287-2033

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