Since 2002 Humanities Nebraska has partnered with sites around the state to bring PRIME TIME to families with children ages 5 to 10, reaching approximately 6,000 Nebraskans through 130 PRIME TIME programs. Director of Literary Programs Dr. Erika Hamilton got another look at how PRIME TIME has a positive effect on kids who struggle with reading and their families in a recent program visit.
“A mother from El Salvador came over to me after Prime Time Family Reading Time in South Omaha…She asked if I knew Spanish and I said I did. She began telling me how much the program meant to her, how her kids loved the stories, how she was learning to think about the stories, how much she enjoyed the conversation, and how it was helping her kids in school. She kept calling the program ‘linda,’ which means ‘beautiful’ or ‘lovely.'”
Erika thanked the woman for bringing her family to Prime Time. As the woman left, she hugged Erika and kissed her on the cheek.
Our thanks to the many, many donors who have made it possible for us to host 30 Prime Time sessions in Nebraska this year. You all deserve a kiss on the cheek! The LEH and PRIME TIME staff thank Humanities Nebraska for deepening their commitment to PRIME TIME and humanities-based literacy programming their state. Nebraska PRIME TIME programs are made possible by the State of Nebraska, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation, and The Sherwood Foundation.