WHAT IS "POVERTY EDUCATION?"
The Access Poverty Education Initiative provides learning opportunities on poverty related issues, including our Poverty Education Workshops which inform participants about the intricate realities of life in poverty. The workshop is designed to provide insight into the barriers faced by low-income individuals through role-playing the lives of various family types experiencing poverty.
The Access Poverty Education Program exists to overcome misconceptions about poverty and motivate people to become involved in activities that promote justice in our communities, as well as provide economic opportunity for our workshop staffers.
POVERTY EDUCATION WORKSHOP
The workshop creates economic development opportunities for those living in poverty by employing staffers who have firsthand experience of poverty, as well as providing education and advocacy opportunities for over 1,000 participants each year. Access has used the Poverty Education Workshop curriculum to engage audiences for over 20 years and has offered the workshops throughout Michigan.