|From the University of California, Irvine, Project Hope Alliance, Second Harvest and THINK Together, the ‘Our Kids’ podcast series features the issues impacting our kids and thwarting their ability to end the cycle of hunger, homelessness and under education. Through dialogue and study we can both educate and invigorate our community to see and meet the needs of our children.
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Child Hunger in America
This segment of Our Kids focuses on the surprising facts about child hunger in America and the devastating effects that hunger can have on a child’s developmental and physical well-being.
Hidden in Plain Sight
This Our Kids episode discusses “Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools,” a must-read national report examining the issues facing the 1.3 million students who are homelessness in America.
Lights on After School
October is “Lights ON Afterschool”. Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families.
Joining your hosts for this episode of “Our Kids” is Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman, a Professor of Psychology and Law, who provides a glimpse into the sobering reality of our juvenile justice system.
In honor of National Nutrition Month, this engaging episode features special guest Tracy Bryars, Manager of the Healthy Communities Initiative at St. Jude Medical Center.