Thursday, Feb 5, 6:30-9:30
First Christian Church
Price of Poverty Symposium
Be part of a great local learning experience!
On February 10, Decatur High School is hosting the first ever Price of Poverty Symposium for the entire ninth grade class. The full day symposium is funded by the Funk Global Awareness Fund of the Decatur Education Foundation. For one part of the day, students will be participating in a poverty simulation led by Dr. Michael Rich, Emory professor and DHS parent. There are three ways that the community can get involved in this event:
- You can take part in the same simulation the 9th graders will experience (led by Dr. Rich) on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 to 9:30 at First Christian Church in Decatur. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the same learning the students will do at our symposium. Space is limited to sixty people, so sign up now by emailing Amy Pfeufer at email@example.com.
- You can volunteer to play a role in the simulation at both the community event and the day-log symposium. We’ll train you to be a social worker, pawn broker, Quick Cash chair, etc. at the community event on February 5, and then you’ll play the same role in the student event on February 10. This is an exciting chance to interact with hundreds of freshman as they learn about this important topic firsthand! If you want to volunteer, email Amy Pfeufer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The students will also be packing meals for food scarce regions as part of a service project. You can make a tax-deductible donation to support the food packaging portion of the day www.priceofpoverty.org.