The “I Want to Work” simulation is an interactive learning experience for youth that addresses the complexities of getting a job, especially for low-income and homeless people in our community.

How the Simulation Works

PART 1: Interview at the Job Fair

Participants draw 6 cards that define their education level, health, transportation, identification, housing and age/gender. They interview for jobs at the Law Firm, Health Clinic, Mall, and Construction Company.

PART 2: Budget Your Salary

Participants draw a salary from their new job and must budget their resources to see what kind of housing, transportation, groceries and luxuries their salary can buy them.

Participants have the opportunity to debrief their experiences.

Group requirements: No more than 25


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