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Local Raising of America and Raising of New Hampshire Viewings

Tune into New Hampshire Public Television on November 5th at 7:30 p.m. for the national PBS premiere of The Raising of America.  Immediately following at 8:30 p.m., don’t miss the New Hampshire companion program, Raising New Hampshire:  The Early Years! 


The Raising of America is a 5-part documentary series and public engagement campaign. It explores how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a heatlhier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America. Watch the trailer here! Download the Raising of America discussion guide here



This New Hampshire Public Television and Endowment for Health co-production examines the strategic and proven approaches to health, education, and family support that will help raise future generations of Granite Staters, enabling them to realize their full potential. Click the discussion guide icon (above) to download the Raising New Hampshire Discussion Guide.The full episode Raising New Hampshire: The Early Years is availble to stream online at nhptv.org



Upcoming Screenings 

On Wednesday, April 13, Partners for Community Wellness, in partnership with New London Hospital and Colby Sawyer College will be hosting a screening of Raising NH: The Early Years. This free event includes a panel discussion featuring early Childhood Educator(s), a Pediatrician, a Business Leader, and a Chief from DHHS to discuss their thoughts and listen to what you have to say. For more information, contact Catherine.bardier@newlonondonhospital.org or call 603-526-5093. The event will be on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 6-8pm at Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH in the Clements Hall Ivey Science Center. 

On Monday, April 26, the TLC Family Resource Center will be hosting a screening of Raising NH. The screening willl be held at Steven High School in Claremont. A panel discussion, featuring TLC's nurse caseworker and an HFA mother, will follow the screening. For more information, contact Maggie Monroe-Cassel at 603-542-1848. 

Are you planning to host a screening of the national documentary or The Raising of New Hampshire? Email info@sparknh.org so we can spread the word! 

Past Screenings:

CHaD's Boyle Community Pediatrics Program and the DH Partners for Community Wellness hosted a panel discussion and screeing of the Raising of America Signature Hour. The event took place on September 16th from 6-8pm

The panel included:

Steve Voigt, ReThink Health
Nina Sand-Loud, Developmental Pediatrician, CHaD
Elaine Guenet, Former Executive Director, The Family Place
Barbara McCouch, Preschool Coordinator, Mascoma Regional School District

 Community Action Partnership of Strafford County will be hosting a screening on November 5th. The screening will be held in Dover, NH. Contact Betsey Andrews Parker at 603-435-2500 for more information.

The Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy is hosting viewing parties of the broadcast premier of Raising NH Thursday, November 5th at 8pm in Concord, Manchester, Wolfeboro, Salem, and more. Click here to find a viewing party and to RSVP to the event. Current screening locations are as follows Concord, 274 N. Main St., Manchester, UNH- 88 Commercial St., Salem, 6 Hitching Post Ln., Wolfeboro, 259 S. Main St.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 there will be a screening of Raising NH: The Early Years at Frisbie Memorial Hospital Conference Center, Strafford, Room. The event is from 6:00-8:00pm, doors open at 5:30. This event is brought to you by United Way of the Greater Seacoast and Rochester Child Care Center Inc. Special thanks to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for hosting us and NH Listens for technical assistance.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Impact Monadnock hosted a screening of Raising NH: The Early Years. This free event included a panel discussion featuring law enforcement, parents, early childhood advocates, and healthcare professionals to discuss their thoughts and listen to what you have to say. For more information, contact Marj Droppa at marj@muw.org or call 603-352-4209. The event will be on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6-8pm in the Keene Middle School Auditorium. 

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, NHTI hosted a viewing of the Raising of America from 5:30-7:00pm. The inaugral hour of the series was shown, and was followed by a short discussion facilitated by the CFDC staff. The screening was be in Grappone Hall, room 106 (an auditorium). For more information, please contact Shaunna Babcock, sbabcock@ccsnh.edu