In 1964, Headmaster George Stevens had the bold idea to make good use of the summer months and open an empty campus to under-resourced students.
After watching a special on Pearl Harbor on PBS, five-year-old Landon found a new hero: WWII veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, Donald Stratton. For his Christmas wish, Landon asked that he get to meet Donald.
The two finally met each other in Washington, DC, and became instant friends.
"I look at everything that Landon has learned from PBS and it's immeasurable...he is living proof of the effect that PBS has had on life," says Landon's mom.
In a 2016 survey, PBS KIDS ranked first in school readiness among children’s TV networks. When asked how well networks prepare children for school, 81% of parents said PBS KIDS helps a lot/somewhat, topping the next closest network by 11%.
Parents also credited PBS KIDS for more positive behavior exhibited by children after watching. PBS KIDS stands out as the most trusted and safe place for children to watch television and the best use of families’ screen time, according to the study.
In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines to help families balance media and everyday life, placing greater emphasis on the quality of the media with which kids interact, rather than the quantity, and pointing to PBS KIDS as a leading resource for educational programming.
PBS is committed to helping all children reach their full potential, engaging the entire ecosystem in which they learn — including their parents, caregivers and educators.
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This San Francisco-based nonprofit's mission is to empower their community to buy, cook, and eat good food every day.
Bezawit Getachew has been determined to help women in her country cope with injuries from childbirth ever since she first saw the 2007 documentary A Walk to Be
Visiting the Lou Ann Long Girls’ Hostel in Yadgir
Powering Potential began in 2006 as Founding Director Janice Lathen’s dream of bringing educational access to remote locations without electricity.
As more women are empowered to become community health workers, they help an entire generation grow up strong.
The Gwen Ifill Fund for Journalism Excellence continues Gwen’s legacy at WETA.
In the United States, around eighty percent of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unemployed.