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Poverty simulation an eye-opening experience for TROY students

February 14, 2020
By Andy Ellis

Kayla Mitchell scrambled from one side of the large Trojan Center Ballrooms to the other, trying to balance her work schedule while also ensuring she had time to shop for groceries and cover her “family’s” financial obligations.

Students were divided into family groups and had to navigate different circumstances by working with different agencies… Read More

Students gain empathy through poverty simulation

September 20, 2018
By Greg Phillips

When Brittney Taylor entered the Trojan Center ballroom, she wasn’t expecting her outlook on life to change.

But Taylor, one of about 60 Troy University senior nursing students who took part in a poverty simulation Tuesday morning, learned valuable lessons over the course of just a few hours.

“I learned not to be as judgmental,”…

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