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Poverty Simulations

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This fall, our College will offer poverty simulations to help pre-service teachers build the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students.

Child poverty is a growing problem in the nation and in our state. Twenty-three percent of all US children now live in poor homes. And poverty affects 26% of all children in North Carolina; up from 20% just five years ago.[1]

For the past three years, the Watson College has offered simulations, using the Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) program, developed by the Missouri Association for Community Action. To date, more than 1,300 UNCW students and in-service teachers at our partnership schools have participated in CAPS, which is designed to educate individuals about the day-to-day realities of living with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.

Poverty simulations will be held for Watson College students on September 18, October 22 and November 13. To register, please fill out our online form >