Participate in a free poverty simulation on Saturday, February 11 from 10:00am to noon, hosted by ELTC, the Larimer County Circles Initiative, and Vineyard Church of the Rockies. 42.9 million Americans are living in poverty, and 42,000 of them live in LarimerCounty. Walk a mile in the shoes of our neighbors who live the experience of poverty each day.
These simulations are an opportunity for you to learn about the experience of poverty and more about how you can engage in poverty reduction. In just two short hours, you will increase your understanding of the dynamics of poverty and receive a more accurate portrayal of the struggle for self-sufficiency that many face inLarimerCounty. This simulation creates a community of people living in poverty for one “month”ť (real time equals one hour) during which they must meet their basic needs on a limited income. After, the entire audience will reflect on their experiences as a way to increase understanding””and if moved, take action through the Circles Initiative.
For more information or questions about the poverty simulation, please contact Jamie Suess at email@example.com. To RSVP for this event, please contact Cynthia Ryk at 970.482.4357 or Cynthia.Ryk@eltcenter.org.
ELTC is a nonprofit agency that provides education, training, and resources to build citizens”™ self-sufficiency and contribute to our community”™s economic prosperity. ELTC is the Lead Agency in the Circles Larimer County Initiative, a high-impact strategy to end poverty in our community. At ELTC we envision a community where all are empowered to succeed through education.