A POVERTY CHALLENGE designed for FUTURE TEACHERS
Wednesday, November 27, 10:30 – 3:40.
The organizers of The Poverty Challenge are pleased and honoured to be invited to offer a Poverty Challenge designed for future teachers.
We have made modifications to our program with these participants in mind. One of our guests, a mother living with less, will describe teachers who demonstrated compassion to her children and contrast this with teachers who responded callously or with indifference. The culminating group task for B. Ed. participants will be the creation of a Charter of Compassion outlining how they will demonstrate empathy and support of families living in poverty.
This Faculty of Education Poverty Challenge will be five times larger than any previous Poverty Challenge that we have presented. We are expecting an exciting, educational, chaotic and emotional day!
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The Poverty Challenge is an intensive one-day summit on poverty for high school students.
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 email@example.com