NE First Lady Susanne Shore in South Sioux City to talk "Bring Up Nebraska" program

NE First Lady Susanne Shore in South Sioux City to talk "Bring Up Nebraska" program

Nebraska's first lady says it's the responsibility of individuals to help deal with issues around child welfare in their communities.

During a visit to South Sioux City, Susanne Shore touted that state's "Bring Up Nebraska" program, which helps local community groups develop long-term, data-backed plans to help families and children in crisis.

"This is everyone's problem and that we're all a part of the solution. Too many people think that we need to work with the state or Washington to get a solution here, but it really is each community figuring out what its problems are and not relying on the state mandating how they solve those," said First Lade Shore.

Shore was speaking to the Dakota County Connections group, which aims to forge bonds between community groups to improve the lives of people in that county.

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