NET spotlights foster youth and education

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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.

Schalisha Walker prepares to represent to voice of the youth she serves through Project Everlast.

Schalisha Walker prepares to represent to voice of the youth she serves through Project Everlast.

Omaha Youth Advisor Schalisha Walker sat on the panel to provide the perspective of the young people she works with.

From left to right: Schalisha Walker, Thomas Pristow, Kim Hawekotte, Gary Stangler

From left to right: Schalisha Walker, Thomas Pristow, Kim Hawekotte, Gary Stangler

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.

Gary Stangler, Executive Director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

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.

Kristin Williams

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.

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults and families at risk with the overall goal of giving our state's most vulnerable kids what they need to reach their full potential. We do this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults.

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