Sioux City Bright Futures
The Sioux City Community School District and community members are excited to celebrate a new initiative, Sioux City Bright Futures. Bright Futures helps students achieve success by matching student needs with resources through partnerships between the schools and the community utilizing social media. Through the Bright Futures’ framework, the Sioux City Community School District will act as a liaison between needy students and community organizations.
The initiative is a part of the national Bright Futures USA. Founded in 2010 in Joplin, MO; Bright Futures USA has chapters throughout the country. Sioux City’s chapter is the first in Iowa.
According to Jen Gomez, director of student services and equity education for the Sioux City Community School District, Bright Futures has many benefits. “In addition to meeting any child’s basic needs within 24 hours, our program also is building community leadership capacity to improve problem solving capabilities to address the greater challenges faced by today’s youth.”