A supplemental video to the Our Kids Series: The Our Kids O’Hare Seminar. A Panel hosted by Robert Putnam with leaders from some of the communities featured in the series.
"Thank you, Robert Putnam and the Media Policy Center, for this deep and comprehensive nationwide tour of programs and people who are role modeling creativity and commitment in helping our kids find their best. Thank you for showing us that we all need to reach out more and that, in doing so, bit-by-crucial-bit, we will find our best – as a neighborhood, a community, a nation.
"In a time when our country seems to be moving towards more ideological extremes, work such as "Our Kids" is incredibly important; it shines light on examples in the country where the social fabric of our country is diverse and strong in the area that our future most depends - the growth and development of our children.
"The work of the Media Policy Center and, in particular, their focus surrounding Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids”, is vitally important as we consider the future health of our country. In reality, “Our Kids” are “Our Future.” Spotlighting initiatives around the country that are kid/family centered and offer real hope for bridging the opportunity gap that is growing in America, will certainly ignite important discourse and lay a path for hope and change.