Community Poverty Simulation

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families, but unless you’ve experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand.  A free Community Poverty Simulation will be held on Monday, February 26th from 5:15 – 8 p.m. at the Merrill High School Commons, 1201 North Sales Street in Merrill.  The poverty simulation bridges the gap from misconception to understanding.  During the simulation, participants role-play a “month” in poverty and experience the challenges of navigating the complex world of government services and other essential service providers.  After the simulation, participants share what they learned and brainstorm strategies for community change.

Who should attend: Community Leaders, Elected Officials, Customer Service Groups, Health Care Professional, Educators, Social Service Providers, Clergy, Management Staff, Community Organizations, Businesses, Community Members

Register by Feb. 9th at (Limited to 80 participants)  Participants are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for local food pantries.

If you have already participated in a Community Poverty Simulation and would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Kristin Bath at or 715-539-1373.

Community Poverty Simulation Flyer