What choices would you make if you did not have enough time or money to meet your needs? Project 17 will provide an opportunity for community members and leaders to ask themselves and help answer this very question at a Poverty Simulation Workshop in Ottawa on Friday, December 5th.
At the workshop participants will discover how they can play a role in breaking the cycle of generational poverty, understand what poverty looks like in the community and region, role-play a month in the lives of low-income individuals and families, explore the impact of poverty, and meet other community members who care. The workshop will also help employers and service providers understand some of the behaviors that they may see in the people they work with and serve. This opportunity will better equip attendees to be catalysts for improving their communities and to recognize how poverty negatively affects the entire community, not just the person in poverty.
Attendees will also be able to consider how awareness, collaboration, and action through the Anti-poverty program, coming to Ottawa, Pittsburg, and Chanute on January 1st, can help those in need improve their lives while strengthening their families and community. Through Anti-poverty programming, participants increase their earned income, build assets, lessen debt burden, increase self-confidence and skills, create a more qualified workforce, and create a stronger community economy.
The Poverty Simulation will take place Friday, December 5th from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Goppert Center located at 705 W. 15th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067.
For more details about the Poverty Simulation Workshop event or to answer any questions contact us.