The opportunity to be with the 40 high school juniors of Youth Leadership Walker County each month is one of the great joys in life for me. They are eager to learn about their community and to develop their leadership skills. The meeting in December is always fun yet a true learning experience.
This was the problem given to them this month: Pretend you are a family of four and create a budget based on $1,580...about the amount a family at the poverty line brings in each month.
After they grappled with that concept, they participated in the Poverty Simulation conducted by Alabama Possible. I'm telling you, this was EYE-OPENING for our students!