NET’s series The State of Education in Nebraska has covered multiple educational topics since it began – STEM in schools, out-of-school learning, early childhood interventions, among others. On Monday night, the station recorded its latest installment about how to address the educational needs of high-risk youth who have foster care experience.
Omaha Youth Advisor Schalisha Walker sat on the panel to provide the perspective of the young people she works with.
The panel included Thomas Pristow, Director of Children & Family Services at DHHS, Kim Hawekotte, Director of the Foster Care Review Office and Gary Stangler, Executive Director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
The show was hosted by Kristin Williams of the Sherwood Foundation, who moderated the panel discussions and framed the topic for the audience.
The program will air on Thursday, October 17 at 8 pm on NET2, then again on Sunday, October 20 at 2 pm. Find out more about the program.