What is The Poverty Challenge?
The Poverty Challenge is an intensive one-day summit on poverty for high school students. This event provides experiential learning about living in poverty and poverty reduction.
Experience poverty as it is
by assuming the role of a person living in poverty in Kingston with particular challenges and responsibilities. For example, you are a single mother of 3. After losing your job, you are evicted from your apartment. Your challenges are to feed your family, find alternative housing, and seek a job or support from Ontario Works.
Navigate the system in a real-world simulation
by seeking help from local agencies. Do your best to succeed by providing the necessary answers, information and documentation. If you are not successful, you must find another way for you and your family to survive.
Become an agent of social change
by acting on what you have learned.
You can reach The Poverty Challenge at firstname.lastname@example.org