Events and Happenings

"Our Kids depicts the importance of compassion and 'community' in our efforts to meet the growing needs of youth. It's a call to action for all of us.

- Ann Bischoff, CEO, Star House, Columbus, OH

"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.

- Dr. Kevin Huffman, Principal, Robberson Community School, Springfield, MO

"As adults, many of us take our stable foundations for granted. I cannot stress enough the importance of awareness when it comes to kids in poverty. "Our Kids" will shed a much needed light on the impact of poverty in America and how the stress of poverty bleeds into every facet of life, especially when it comes to youth. The widening opportunity gap of this country is often unseen and unacknowledged by those of us who are privileged enough to do so.

- Amy Blansit, Drew Lewis Foundation, Springfield, MO