Grandparents Network Thanks Senators


Grandparents Network Thanks Senators

North Platte

By Andrew Bottrell, Courtesy of the North Platte Telegraph

The Nebraska Early Childhood Grandparent Network presented two state senators with letters from Nebraska's youth, thanking them for their support during the Pork Breakfast on Saturday.

Three children, representing the network, gave Sens. Tom Hansen and Charlie Janssen letters of appreciation for supporting pre-kindergarten development with bills in the Nebraska legislature this past year.

"Tom worked very hard to support [the Early Childhood Grandparent Network] across ideological lines," said statewide coordinator Diane Rolfsmeyer.

The group's goal is to help improve pre-kindergarten education across the state in hopes that it leads to better economic standing for Nebraska's youth, and ultimately keep Nebraska's young people in the state.

"If we keep losing our kids to elsewhere, we'll be an older state with no one to carry on our legacy," Rolfsmeyer said. "We're out here to support those grandparents who are out-staters," Rolfsmeyer said.

Jaia Peterson Lent, of Generations United, was also in town to support the Early Childhood Grandparent Network's cause.