Poverty Simulator

SIMULATION PURPOSE

  • Gain a better understanding of the realities of living in poverty in our community
  • Understand how United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.
  • Learn how you can help end poverty for individuals in your community.
     

Make 1 Choice For Each:

  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Technology
  • Child Care
  • Utilities
  • Spending Money

15 Credits and 8 Decision Points

  • You will have options worth between 1 and 3 credits for each of the eight categories.
  • Where will you choose 3 credits and where will you choose 1.
  • Will you have 1 meal a day or 3? Have healthcare or not?
  • Let's see what you decide ...

 

Family of 4

YOUR MONTHLY INCOME COMES IN THE FORM OF 15 CREDITS

Two Parents, Two Kids
HOUSING - SELECT ONE

HEALTH CARE - SELECT ONE

FOOD PER PERSON - SELECT ONE

TRANSPORTATION - SELECT ONE

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS - SELECT ONE

CHILD CARE - CHOOSE ONE

UTILITIES - CHOOSE ONE

SPENDING MONEY - CHOOSE ONE

Remaining Credits

Housing1


Housing2


Housing3


Health1


Healthcare2


Healthcare3


Food1


Food2


Food3


Transportation1


transportation2


transportation3

 

technology1


technology2


technology3


Childcare 1


childcare2


Childcare3


Utility1


Utility2


Utility3

 

Spending1


Spending2


Spending3


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