POVERTY SIMULATIONS

Experience Living in Poverty

Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) promotes a greater understanding of poverty. 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. Visit www.povertysimulation.org to learn more.


What? A live-action simulation to role-play lives of low income families.

Why? Understand poverty through an experiential setting, empower low-income volunteers to interact with leaders from their community, view poverty as a reality.

For who? Policy makers, local community leaders, students and organizations

Each Poverty Simulation Kit contains:

  • Director’s Manual
  • Resource Packets
  • Family Packets
  • Compact Disc


If your agency is interested in any poverty simulations, please complete the form below: