Standing Up To Poverty

Earlier this year NET embarked on a partnership with the Nebraska Children & Families Foundation to create a unique television series called The State of Education in Nebraska. This collection of programs features interviews and panel discussions with leading education experts from around the country, and focuses on a wide range of topics, including early childhood education and out of school time programming. To supplement these hour-long programs (which air on the third Thursday of every other month on NET2), the NElovesPS team was asked to produce a series of 30-minute films highlighting some of the most important education-related themes our campaign has addressed over the past two years.

This first film – Standing Up to Poverty – is an encapsulation of an overarching theme we’ve seen in all the stories we’ve filmed to date: 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.

Our 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. We can all make an impact in our community. Watch Standing Up to Poverty to learn how.

Featured Schools

Learn more about the schools in this film