0

Back to photo galleries

Routt County Bridges Initiative poverty framework training and simulation

photo thumbnail

Many of those participating in the first-ever poverty simulation in Routt County ran into road blocks, such as this one at the social services desk, run by Routt County Department of Human Services Director Vickie Clark. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

photo thumbnail

LIFT-UP of Routt County Executive Director Laura Schmidt plays the role of a teacher during the first-ever Bridges Out of Poverty simulation held in Steamboat Springs. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

photo thumbnail

Before the March 6 poverty simulation begins, guest speaker Dr. Regina Lewis delivers a powerful presentation about the struggles low-income families and individuals go through nationwide. "Poverty is (about) so much more than just money," Lewis said. "We start thinking it's based off the individual themselves, but in actuality, it's the environment and how to survive within that environment." Photo by Ben Ingersoll

photo thumbnail

Routt County Commissioner Steve Ivancie plays the role of 9-year-old Whitney Wiscott during the March 6 poverty simulation held in the Allbright Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

photo thumbnail

Participants in the Routt County Bridges Initiative's March 6 workshop ran through exercises in not only getting out of poverty, but also being able to recognize when it is actually present. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

photo thumbnail

Routt County Commissioner Steve Ivancie, left, and Becky Kruger, of Partners in Routt County, wait in line at the cash advance table during the March 6 poverty simulation at Colorado Mountain College’s Allbright Auditorium. Ivancie and Kruger were part of the “Wiscott family.” Photo by Ben Ingersoll

photo thumbnail

Before the March 6 poverty simulation begins, guest speaker Dr. Regina Lewis delivers a powerful presentation about the struggles low-income families and individuals go through nationwide. "Poverty is (about) so much more than just money," Lewis said. "We start thinking it's based off the individual themselves, but in actuality, it's the environment and how to survive within that environment." Photo by Ben Ingersoll

photo thumbnail

Routt County Commissioner Steve Ivancie meets with Department of Human Services Director Vickie Clark at the Social Services counter during the March 6 poverty simulation. Clark, playing the role of social services clerk, had to turn away Ivancie, who was acting as 9-year-old Whitney Wiscott. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

photo thumbnail

The Routt County Bridges Initiative received a community action poverty simulation kit last August. The kit — worth an estimated $3,000, Routt County Department of Human Services Director Vickie Clark said — contains myriad situations designed to place participants deep into the heart of poverty as part of a monthlong scenario. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.