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My Town: Free showings of 'Raising of America' April 16
My Town: Free showings of 'Raising of America' April 16

KENTWOOD, Mich.—America is the richest country in the world; so why does child well-being in the U.S. rank 26th out of 29 developed countries?

The answer may lie in “Raising of America,” a documentary that explores how a strong start for all children leads to better outcomes later in life and a more prosperous and equitable America.  The hour-long film, “interweaves the latest discoveries from neuroscience with the stories of families and communities doing all they can to provide the nurturing environments all babies and young children need to thrive.”

 Celebration Cinema South will be holding two free screenings of the documentary Thursday, April 16.  Viewing times are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Conversations will follow each showing.  To register, visit the event website here.

The free screenings are made possible by The Kent County Health Department, Strong Beginnings, First Steps  Great Start Collaborative, Family Futures, Healthy Kent, K-Connect, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative, MomsBloom and I Believe, I Become/Baby Scholars.