Welcome to the Changemaker Challenge

The Changemaker Challenge is your chance to walk in the shoes of your Triangle neighbors.

One in five Greater Triangle residents is experiencing the effects of poverty today. Limited income sometimes means limited choices. You’re about to meet a family who will walk you through what it feels like to have to decide before putting food on the table or keeping the lights on, what it means to have to find a new childcare option while working an hourly job at minimum wage, and more.

Please take a moment to read about this family’s background and circumstances. Once you’re ready, you’ll make choices on their behalf and see what the outcomes might be. Each story is based on real-world situations.

You can make these decisions on your own or as part of a group. If you are working as a group, it may help to have one person read the text aloud to the others. Click below to begin.