Last week, we held a Walk-A-Month Poverty Simulation at The George Washington University Law School for new public-interest law students. The training generated lots of great discussion as well as some surprising emotional reactions from students who suddenly were placed in the roles of family members struggling to make ends meet from week to week during the simulated month in their community.
We are grateful to Rebecca Goldfrank and Tyra Moore from Children’s Law Center for facilitating the training. They did a wonderful job of providing the appropriate context, setting the tone, and ensuring the debrief helped students process and share what they had learned.
Thank you to Dean David Johnson and GW Law School for collaborating with us to present this transformative learning experience!