We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 28th for a half-day interactive workshop, the Cost of Poverty Experience Simulation (COPES). Participants will be divided into small “family” teams and experience real challenges faced by people in situational or generational poverty. Past participants have reported gaining a deeper understanding of the complexity of poverty and have gone on to create changes in their own agencies, schools and public policy to address needs and opportunities. A facilitated debrief leads to concrete next steps for learning, volunteering, giving and advocating for change. This workshop is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Seventh Day Adventist Church, and is presented by Community Action of Skagit County and the Skagit Volunteer Center. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 or until we are at capacity.
Cost: While it is free to attend the Cost of Poverty Experience, there is a suggested donation of $20 to help cover the costs of the materials.
12 PM-12:25 PM: Participant Check-In
12:30-3 PM: Simulation
3-4 PM: Debrief