Vegas PBS Community Impact
Tom Axtell, General Manager
Under the Community Impact Strategic Plan recently adopted by our board, Vegas PBS will amplify our services to the public through partnerships with other community organizations. This month, we are hosting or participating in more than a dozen program-related events that educate and empower people in our community.We hope you’ll join us.
On Thursday, October 1, Vegas PBS will host a free Powers of Attorney Day. Members of the Vegas PBS Planned Giving Council will prepare the financial and medical powers of attorney paperwork that Suzie Orman says we all need. Later this month, we are partnering with Nevada State College to host a seminar on Estate Planning and Probate.
To help focus on high school dropout solutions we will air American Graduate Day programming on October 3 and host the monthly meeting of Jobs for American Graduates. To help put veterans back to work we will host Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve and support a North Las Vegas PDQ fundraiser for our veteran’s online job training programs.
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Viewers who enjoy our “Think Wednesday” science programming won’t want to miss The Brain with David Eagleman – a new six-part series that reveals why we think and feel the things we do. The Vegas PBS Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center will host a preview screening of this new program along with a panel discussion of leading healthcare professionals on Thursday, October 8. Then on October 25, we will join with the Mob Museum for a unique Murder Mystery event.
Vegas PBS routinely participates in events focused on our youngest viewers. October 3, we will promote children’s programs and digital learning through interactive Internet and mobile apps during Children’s Day at the Consulate of El Salvador. On October 17, Vegas PBS will sponsor the Vegas Valley Book Festival with a literacy booth and our special guest Thomas the Train.
Closing out the month, we’ll be at Get Outdoors Nevada Day on October 24, an event for families to celebrate the value of the great outdoors.We will showcase the return of Outdoor Nevada this fall with all-new episodes in high definition, and we’ll introduce kids to the newest PBS KIDS character, Nature Cat – a backyard explorer extraordinaire.
Our events involve us with organizations using the programming you support to affect English language proficiency, literacy and STEM home resources, high school graduation, veterans job training, personal financial planning, understanding the power and the diseases of the brain, and the joy of a great local museum visit. We hope you’ll join us at these events and take pride in the community impact your donations make possible.