At Voices for Children, our work focuses on bigger picture policy change for kids, but we know there are people on the ground doing amazing things for kids in our communities every day. Their stories are the pieces that make up the whole story of children and youth. The “Shout out” series highlights the groups and individuals and the good work they are doing for Nebraska’s kids.
This week’s shout out goes to local principal (and Voices for Children board member), Eric Nelson. We love seeing creative ideas that help kids be healthy. The school, Omaha’s Fontenelle Elementary, was recently featured on Action 3 News for the programs it has started to improve the health and well-being of students. Check out the coverage here. (Thanks to Hunger Free Heartland for sharing the video!)
We know that Fontenelle Elementary isn’t the only school doing interesting, innovative things in Nebraska. What new and creative programs are you seeing in your communities? Let us know in the comments!