One of the many reasons TPT (Twin Cities Public Television) feels so strongly about its support for InCommons is the deep compatibility the initiative has with TPT's statewide Minnesota Channel (TPT-MN).
The Minnesota Channel explores the important work of some of Minnesota’s strongest non-profit and social service organizations. Similarly, InCommons works to directly connect those same organizations and key leaders to likeminded entities. So, for example, if TPT-MN profiles three Saint Paul high school students struggling to prepare for college with the help of a local agency, InCommons can connect the students and key agency leaders with other students and agencies to share their successes – as well as failures.
And those failures are key. It is often said that we learn more from them than we do from our celebrated successes. Failures are the often inevitable and invaluable results of the most productive trial and error processes. In our recovery from these failures lie the seeds of the most valuable life lessons any of us may ever learn.