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Champaign Unit 4's Poverty Simulation

CHAMPAIGN--More than half of students in the Champaign Unit 4 School District, are considered low income, and qualify for free and reduced lunches.

But how does the community, and its educators ease the stress on students?

Tonight, the Champaign Schools of Social Justice Committee, Unit 4 administrators, and the United Way of Champaign County, teamed up to hold a poverty simulation.

People in the community, and educators, were given the challenge.

The challenge to try to understand, and live through what 56 percent of Unit 4 students do everyday.

Assistant Superintendent of Achievements and Student Services, Dr. Laura Taylor, said she hopes this exercise helps educators better meet the needs of students and their families.

United Way President, Sue Grey, added that this is one way to help, get involved, and get together as a community.

ABC Newschannel 15's Marine Glisovic has this story.