Early Childhood Success: Lexington, Nebraska Has a New Preschool

Early childhood programs are an ongoing issue for Nebraskan families. What has Lexington, Nebraska done to address this problem? Find out.

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Collaboration in Action: Nebraska Flood Relief

When flood crisis calls, what does Community Response, a voluntary system that’s available to all youth and families, do to answer? Find out.

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Building Resilience in Children and Teens: A Case for Collaboration

How do we go about building resilience in children, teens, and families? It begins with prevention. When you think of “prevention,” chances are you probably think of routine doctor visits, regular oil changes, or any number of other measures we

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Former Foster Youth and Connected Youth Initiative Participant Gains Financial Empowerment, Dental Care, and Reason to Smile

Sheri's name has been changed, but her success is very real

A young. single mother with foster care experience, Sheri knew she was capable of finding a job but needed extensive dental work. Through her determination, Connected Youth Initiative participation, read more about this young woman’s success story…and smile.

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Reading and math: Tips for making words and numbers exciting before kindergarten

Language and literacy development Words are thoughts. The more words your child hears in his first years, the better positioned he will be to understand more advanced concepts in school. This does NOT mean that you need to do word

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Recent Statistics for CYI’s 3-Year Implementation of LEAP Show Success in Leaps and Bounds

Can we count the ways initiatives help #youth who confront major life struggles, including #fostercare, juvenile justice experience, and homelessness? Can we assist unconnected young people on a path to success? Are there statistics to prove it?

It turns out, yes. The results are in! This data reaffirms our Connected Youth Initiative drives results, and that the LEAP initiative continues to be a success.

Read on to see how LEAP has exhibited recent and ongoing success.

Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Empathy is essential: The “soft skill” that engages the whole brain

When we talk about executive functions, we’re usually talking about distinct, discrete skills that are easy to get our arms around. Empathy, while often lumped in with executive functions, is not a singular skill, but a package of skills that

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