Event Details


Participants assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget and interact with volunteers playing the roles of bill collectors, school administrators, service providers, and more. A simulation creates a community of people living in poverty for one “month” comprised of four 15-minute weeks. During this hour, each family unit must connect with community resources (i.e. schools, utility companies, social service workers, etc.) to meet their basic needs on a limited income. Dinner will be provided for all participants.


Poverty Simulations are a powerful, experiential opportunity to learn about and engage in poverty reduction. By participating in a simulation, community members increase their understanding of the dynamics of poverty and experience, on a small scale, the struggle for self-sufficiency many people face in Larimer County.


Anyone desiring to learn more about poverty from a new perspective. This training is free to participants, but requires registration.


Estes Park High School Commons

1600 Manford Ave

Estes Park, CO 80517

Event Contact:

Katherine Chu

[email protected]

(970) 217-7183

Presented by:

Estes Park School District

Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

Youth in Action

  • When: Wed Mar. 20
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Address: Commons
    Estes Park CO,US 80517

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