Understanding Poverty w/ Nan Marquardt
March 22nd, 4:30-5:30pm
HMK Elementary School Room 141
Did you know?
One of the most important middle class rules is that work and achievement tend to be the driving forces in decision-making. For those living in poverty, though, the driving forces are survival, entertainment, and relationships. For those in the middle class, prison is viewed as unlikely and terrible. For those in poverty, prison is often seen as an inevitability.
These are only a few of the rules that illustrate a vital point: mentors, who often hail from the middle class, do not know the hidden rules of poverty. Likewise, students raised in poverty simply do not know the middle class’s hidden rules.
In this training, Nan will share many of the insights found in Ruby Payne’s book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Dr. Payne’s work provides a wide range of tools and resources for working with children and families who have limited financial resources.
Understanding your mentee may start right here.