Bright Futures kick-off breakfast held at Convention Center

Bright Futures

Sioux City Schools are launching a new initiative to help low-income students get into college.

It's called "Bright Futures," and is part of a nation-wide group launched in 2010.

The District held a kick-off breakfast for the initiative Friday morning at the Convention Center.

Bright Futures allows the school district to serve as a liaison between community organizations and needy students, and uses social media to connect those families with groups that can help them.

"Facebook is huge, so we would, so the school district would maybe would put that need out on Facebook. And then having the goal of several people and see that and hopefully being able to feel the need that way," said Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services and Equity Education.

Sioux City is the first district in Iowa to host a chapter of "Bright Futures."

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