LIMESTONE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD POVERTY CHALLENGE
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Poverty Challenge is an intensive one-day summit on poverty for high school students.
The organizers of The Poverty Challenge are pleased to announce the return of the original Poverty Challenge, one designed for high school students in the LDSB. This will be our 5th annual LDSB event and it will take place in McArthur Hall at Queen’s University.
The Poverty Challenge provides experiential learning about living in poverty and poverty reduction.
Registration details will be available in March, 2014!
Return to our website for photos and videos documenting the event.
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 participating in the Think Tank. Your experiences during the simulation activity will provide you with insight into a particular social issue. Working with others who experienced the same challenges, you will devise a solution to a specific problem.
You can reach The Poverty Challenge at firstname.lastname@example.org