Navigating Through a Life of Poverty: An Interactive Simulation

Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Can you endure a month living in poverty? Find out by joining us for our event Navigating Through a Life of Poverty: An Interactive Simulation presented by Student Care Services and Northland Church. The event features an hour-long interactive activity simulating a month living in poverty. Attendees will play the role of a low income family and throughout the course of the simulation will have to navigate the available community resources to attempt to provide for their basic needs. Following the activity we will reflect on our experience and share some UCF and community resources that can assist individuals in need.

You must RSVP to attend the event, as there are limited spaces available. RSVP here: 

Event check in will begin at 6:45pm and last until 7pm please arrive during that time frame. Please note that this event is open to UCF students, faculty, staff, local community members, and faith based organizations staff. This event is also a part of Financial Literacy Awareness Month at UCF. 

Lead Impact Credit, Link Loot, and DEU credits will be provided for this event. 

UCF’s Knights Helping Knights Pantry will be accepting donations and we invite all attendees to bring an optional donation of toiletries to benefit the pantry. A list of examples of toiletries the pantry needs can be found here:

Attendee Parking: Please note if you are not a UCF student, faculty or staff member and you are attending this event please contact for information about parking.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please email

*Please note, attendance caps at 80 participants for this simulation on the night of the event.

Read More


UCF Global: 101


Events at UCF




Simulation Homelessness Poverty