SIDNEY, NE — A group making their approach throughout the state within the identify of youngsters psychological well being was in western Nebraska Thursday.
The Pony Specific Riders handed by a number of cities Thursday. Within the morning, the group left Scottsbluff and made stops in Kimball, Sidney, Ogallala, Gothenburg and Kearney. At each cease, the riders choose up letters written by children, their households and supporters advocating for extra psychological well being sources for youngsters.
Pony Specific Rider Invoice Primrose says children in Nebraska haven’t got entry to the providers they could want till it is too late.
“By regulation, they do not ever get any assist till they’re topic to jail and that is at 16-years-old,” Primrose stated. “So we need to sit there and ensure these children get some assist earlier than that time frame.”
He says extra consideration must be paid to the problem with the whole lot children face these days, together with strain on social media.
“The media on the market, the Facebooks, the Tik Toks or no matter are sitting there they usually’re in all probability driving these children within the improper course. We’re making an attempt to appropriate that.”
That is the 14th 12 months for the Pony Specific Trip. They are going to proceed throughout the state with stops in cities like Columbus, Norfolk and Papillion.
The journey concludes on Saturday on the steps of the state capital constructing in Lincoln. There the riders will ship all letters collected to lawmakers.