Buena Vista University will host a unique poverty simulation event March 13. Called, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes," it will attempt to share a bit of the emotion felt by those in need.
The ACES event will be held 3-6 p.m. in Dows Conference Center. Anyone who would like to participate must RSVP in advance to email@example.com.
The event is designed to share:* What is it like to be a single parent?
* What is life like for a child living in poverty?
* How does it feel to not have money to feed your children and pay your bills?
* How would you react if you were in this situation?
* How can you help?
Participants will be split into families, given a budget and go about "living" in a community; paying bills, navigating services, illness and life challenges in a real world simulation.
Buena Vista University is providing the sponsorship for the event, which has been designed by Iowa State University Extension.