• 63°

Leadership Alabama to present ‘Poverty Simulation’ on Friday

Kristina Scott with Alabama Possible speaks to the Rotaract Club in Birmingham during a 2014 luncheon. (CONTRIBUTED)
Kristina Scott with Alabama Possible speaks to the Rotaract Club in Birmingham during a 2014 luncheon. (CONTRIBUTED)

HUNTSVILLE – A “poverty simulation” in Huntsville on Friday hopes to heighten awareness of needy families across the state.

Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit organization, will lead the simulation on Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 208 Eustis Ave. SE in Huntsville. Leadership Alabama alumni from Huntsville and Madison County are hosting the event.

Founded in 1993 and Birmingham-based, Alabama Possible collaborates with colleges and faith-based institutions on reducing poverty.

The simulation will depict the challenges that poverty-stricken families must face daily. Participants will role play the routines of low-income families during four 15-minute segments, each representing one ‘week,’ to show a ‘month’ of poverty existence, spokesperson Adam Muhlendorf said.

Approximately 900,000 Alabamians — including 300,000 children — live below the federal poverty line, according to the 2014 Poverty Data Sheet that Alabama Possible produces. “Many more hover just above the poverty line, which is an annual income of about $23,000 for a family of four,” Muhlendorf said.

In Madison County, 12.6 percent of residents live below the poverty line, including 17.4 percent of children younger than 18.

After experiencing training themselves, Leadership Alabama alumni asked Alabama Possible to lead the simulation.

The simulation is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are required and available at eventbrite.com/e/huntsville-poverty-simulation-tickets-12636342641. For more information, visit alabamapossible.org.

Huntsville

Lexi Regensburger promotes HEALS for Girl Scout Gold

Harvest

Rocket City Novas, a new dance krewe, sashay into town

Harvest

Asbury Car & Bike Show to feature vehicles in pristine condition

Liberty Middle School

Liberty takes first-place finish in State MathCounts

Harvest

Fantasy Playhouse to launch ‘Space Monkeys!’ on May 9-12

Harvest

Defense Innovation Summit to explore tech in national security

Madison

‘Sounds of Summer’ concerts return to Home Place Park

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Mustang Mud Run- “Mud Head To Toe”

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Mattress Sale To Aid James Clemens Football Program

Bob Jones High School

Madison Visionary Partners awards 5 Community Impact Grants

James Clemens High School

Students Neyan Sezhian, Erik Wu originate James Clemens Math Tournament

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones bests rival James Clemens in Game 1 of weekend series

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 17, 2024

Events

Check out the 2024-25 edition of “Explore Huntsville-Madison”

Bob Jones High School

Business, Army groups offer scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Optimists award teacher grants, essay winners

Liberty Middle School

Kristen Brown named finalist for Alabama Teacher of the Year

Madison

Journey Math Team makes mark in 2 tourneys

Bob Jones High School

Artwork by Charity Stratton on exhibit at library

Harvest

Madison City Community Orchestra to present ‘Eroica’ on April 20-21

Events

Orion Amphitheater kicks off its third concert season tonight

James Clemens High School

James Clemens HOSA overshadows conference competitors

Harvest

It’s Spring! Plant sale returns to Huntsville Botanical Garden

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC aces first try at obstacle course

x