GRANITE FALLS - “Grow Our Own: Supporting Our Kids from Cradle to Career,” will air at 9 p.m. Thursday on Pioneer Public Television.

The program is a collaboration between Pioneer Public Television and Southwest Initiative Foundation to raise awareness about the economic and social realities facing today’s youths, and the role all community members play in equipping them for lifelong success.

Experts featured in the program say the American Dream is an illusion for children across the country, including those in rural southwest Minnesota where about one in six children lives in poverty. The broadcast highlights a November 2018 summit that gathered employers, community leaders, elected officials, educators and students in Marshall to hear national thought leaders and Minnesota success stories.