2 sessions for different audiences
On August 24 and August 25, WVU Extension Service will be facilitating poverty simulations in Huntington. The event is sponsored by BB&T Bank, Huntington WV Housing Authority and United Way of the River Cities. The events will be held at the Underwood Senior Center 632 9th Ave., Huntington, and lunches will be provided by the Cabell County Community Services Organization.
Thursday’s event will be geared toward social workers, agency staff, students and members of the public interested in attending. The simulation will run from 10 am – 12:30 pm. During lunch, there will be presentations made by local agencies. After lunch, there will be breakout sessions covering variety of topics. The day will end no later than 4pm. Social Work CEUs will be available, details to follow.
Friday’s event will be geared toward policy makers, elected officials, business executives and board members. The simulation will run from 10 am until 12:30 pm. During lunch, Professor and Chair of Marshall University’s psychology department Dr. Marianna Footo-Linz will discuss the effects of poverty on brain development. After lunch, there will be presentations made by local agencies. The day will end by 2pm.
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The United Way of the River Cities is holding a poverty simulation on the 24th and 25th of August. The poverty simulation is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.
As part of the simulations, volunteers will staff the various resource tables that the participants will be engaging with throughout the simulation.
See link below for full description of resource table for each day:
If you are interested in volunteering, please respond to this post, or contact Vafa Azadi at email@example.com.