A group of about twenty WKU students are participating in a homelessness simulation this weekend. They met at the Garrett Conference Center on the WKU campus last night to start the activity. Organizers say those who participate are learning about the realities of poverty in the world.
Those participating aren't allowed to use their cell phones, although an emergency phone number was established in case one of the participants needed to be contacted. The activity is described as a "structured experiential learning approach." The 24 hour simulation will run through 6 pm tonight.