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Building Blocks

"Building Blocks" - Premiering September 2024

"Building Blocks" - Premiering September 2024

Building Blocks" is Lakeshore’s newest multimedia project that will consist of a six-part television docu-series that examines the science behind early childhood development as well as the issues and obstacles that many families face, while identifying tools and resources that can help give our children the best start to a successful life.

Building Blocks" will also incorporate radio broadcast components that will allow for expanded conversations around specific topics related to early development. Lakeshore will plan several public events to highlight the release of the series and bring together community partners who are helping to build a path to educational excellence for future generations.

Lastly, Lakeshore will build a hub of resources and information supporting early childhood development, which will be accessible on Lakeshore Public Media’s website, mobile app, and social media outlets. Since PBS stations reach more families with young children in low-income families than any other children’s TV network, "Building Blocks" will help educate families with young children while raising awareness about local organizations and resources.

This project would not be possible without the expertise and guidance of co-producer Mary Jane Eisenhauer of First Things First Porter County.

Support Building Blocks

Support "Building Blocks" today!

As a local public broadcaster, more than half of Lakeshore Public Media's annual revenue comes from community support. Whether you're an individual who wants to make a donation, or you represent an organization that can make a corporate contribution, your support today is vital to the success of the "Building Blocks" initiative.

Legacy Foundation, the community foundation for Lake County, Indiana, has generously awarded Lakeshore a $100,000 matching grant that will bolster Lakeshore Public Media's efforts to promote high-quality early learning and child development initiatives. Additionally, 25% of the funds will be invested in an endowment at Legacy Foundation to provide ongoing support for the "Building Blocks" program and educational initiatives for many years to come.

All donations made to this fund will be eligible for a $1 – for – $1 match!

Please mark your calendars to join us as we celebrate the launch of Lakeshore's "Building Blocks" program. More details will be announced soon! For sponsorship information, please email sponsorship@lakeshorepublicmedia.org.