Group fills out paperwork at the poverty simulation
Group fills out paperwork at the poverty simulation

By Missi Hancock, Staff Writer

Students gathered for Step Up Savannah’s Poverty Simulator on the second floor of the Armstrong Student Union on Nov. 7.

Senior history major Kristin Singleton decided to learn an uncomfortable lesson, “You start off given a label – like 34-year-old, African American, mother of two, and maybe a job if I’m lucky. Then, they give you a number disclosing how much money you have to spend, and how much money you do have.” For the next two and a half hours, Singleton will figure out how to save money and pay off debts on a very small income and with extra mouths to feed.