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Partner Spotlight: The Prairie School

Every month we like to spotlight an organization in our community that supports Radio Milwaukee.

This month, get to know The Prairie School and the work they are doing in the community.

What's your name and title?

Nat Coffman, Head of School, The Prairie School

What's one song you can't stop listening to?

"Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction. I keep hitting repeat whenever this one comes on.

What are you most passionate about in regards to what is happening in our community and what is Prairie doing for the community?

I'm excited by the growth in our state. A lot is happening south of the city and it's great to be a part of that, but we're also thrilled to be involved with Milwaukee's evolving creative scene, particularly as it relates to the next generation of artists, influencers, and leaders.

Prairie's students and teachers are involved with countless community initiatives, but one thing I find really cool is our iPods for Alzheimer's project. The best kind of community building happens when every generation is involved. And this project that sees kids and senior citizens bonding over music is a great example.

How did Prairie School get started and what is in store 2019-20?

Prairie was started in 1965 by two moms with a shared dream – a school committed to being a national model for helping kids become their best selves. 2019-20 will again see us furthering that very same mission through a focus on communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. It will also be another year of growth for us  as we continue to welcome families from Oak Creek, Franklin, Milwaukee, and Mequon. Wind Point is not nearly as far from Downtown as people think.

Why do you choose to support 88Nine?

It plays the music I like for one. And the station's commitment to bringing together individuals focused on creativity and community totally aligns with the Prairie vision.