Experience leads to understanding

The community is invited to a Poverty Simulation from 6:15 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Augusta United Methodist Church, 2420 N. Ohio St.  The event is  hosted by the Augusta Bright Futures Families organization.
Experience what it is like to live in poverty for one month. Maze the tangle of housing, utilities, food, transportation, school, mental health, social services and work either as a child or a parent in poverty.  This is the simulated experience of a month in poverty.  It offers a deeper understanding of decision making in economic crisis.
Consider becoming a Friendtor, an individual from middle class or wealth that is interested in coming alongside someone making the journey out of poverty.  You don’t need to be an expert, just a friend.
Commitment:
5 hour training 11/10/18 or 12/8/18.
Participate in four Thursday nights leading up to your commitment.
Why Bright Futures Families 1/3/19
Mixers 1/10/19 or 1/17/19.
Brainstorm 1/24/19.
If you can’t make these, it’s not a deal breaker.
One Thursday night a month for 18 months starting 2/7/19.
For more information, contact Mark Kenyon, 316 619 3157, markkenyon@essdack.org
Friendtor Training - Bridges Out of Poverty Workstudy, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the Augusta First Baptist Church 1500 State Street.
This unique and insightful training is for any one who would like to deepen their understanding of the hidden rules in poverty.  It is also a prerequisite to becoming a BFF “Friendtor.”  There is a $15 cost for the workbook.  Lunch is included. Find out more about how Bright Futures Families and family leaders are resolving poverty for present and future generations.