“The assumption is that schools can solve all of these problems on their own.”
-- Jeff Cole, Community Learning Center Network Lead, NCFF
Standing Up to Poverty is a documentary film produced by NET in partnership with the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation which explores the impact of poverty on a child’s ability to learn, and the notion that schools need flexibility and community support to overcome this hurdle and pave the way for their students’ success. The film looks at the ramifications of living in poverty, and highlights some of the ways Nebraska schools are addressing this issue. But perhaps most important, the film encourages viewers to do their part, whether by volunteering time or resources, or by sharing this film to help generate awareness and support.
It is about Nebraska but really everyone can make an impact in a community - everywhere.