Poverty Simulator

SIMULATION PURPOSE

  • Gain a better understanding of the realities of living in poverty
  • 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 in our community.

Make 1 Choice For Each:

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

15 Credits & 8 Decisions

  • 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 Four Earns Minimum Wage

YOUR MONTHLY INCOME COMES IN THE FORM OF 15 CREDITS 

Two Parents, Two Kids
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


15

You are OUT OF CREDITS!

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