LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Little Rock School District (LRSD) is hoping a new social media initiative can help connect needy students with resources.
The LRSD is partnering with the city and Goodwill to launch "Bright Futures, Little Rock."
It's part of a national movement to identify kids' needs, and to use social media to create a call to action for the community.
"It could be that they lack clothing, proper nutrition and food, or it even could be like a bed. And we believe our community is such that they will rally around that," LRSD Superintendent Michael Poore said.
"I think people in the community really want to help. Thats what I've found over the years. They just don't know how," Kelly Hedrick, a counselor at Mabelvale Elementary said.
Superintendent Poore says he pushed to bring "Bright Futures" to Little Rock after seeing the program's success when he worked in Bentonville. He says the network can often connect students with what they need within just 24 hours.
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