"Together, Better," led by Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, is a collaborative effort to create well-being for children and their families through education. This initiative aims to improve well-being, success in school, transitions between grades and school buildings, and alignment within systems.
Together, Better will focus on place-based education or using the local community as a starting point to teach language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and other concepts. Emphasizing hands-on, real-world learning experiences, this approach to education increases academic achievement, helps students develop stronger ties to their community, enhances students’ appreciation for the natural world, and creates a heightened commitment to serving as active, contributing citizens.
By actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, Together, Better will ensure that all children, youth, and families have equal access to educational opportunities and resources.
Through collaboration with partners at every level, this initiative will drive systems-level change, creating an environment where every individual can thrive and reach their full potential.