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February Connected Youth Initiative roundup

A new year means new challenges, victories, and efforts to make life better for Nebraska’s unconnected youth. Here’s what the CYI team has been up to lately. LEAP semester celebration Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) scholars from Omaha

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Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

New team member, new initiative: Nathan Busch and the System of Care


Earlier this year, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation welcomed Nathan Busch to the team to serve as point person for implementing the state’s newly created System of Care. We recently had a conversation with Nathan to learn a little more

Posted in Cradle to career, Legislature, News and Events, Systems

October Connected Youth Initiative roundup


Here’s a look at what our Connected Youth Initiative programs have been up to in the past month. Victor Rivas Rivers shares his story with Project Everlast Omaha From a gang member sophomore year to class president senior year, Victor Rivas Rivers

Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Celebrating a year of positive change


On September 12, more than 400 people gathered together at the Changemakers luncheon to celebrate victories, reflect on the fight to protect Nebraska’s children, and renew their motivation to keep fighting for change. To say that it was inspiring would

Posted in News and Events, Uncategorized

Changemakers Spotlight: Victor Rivas Rivers


We’re eagerly anticipating this year’s Changemakers luncheon, not least because this year’s keynote speaker is author, social activist, and actor Victor Rivas Rivers! Learn a little more about Victor below, then be sure to join us September 12 to hear

Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events

A day dedicated to youth employment success


More than 40 people attended the 2nd Annual Youth Employment Community Capacity Building Event on June 16 at the Lincoln Community Foundation. Together, the group spent the day taking an honest look at the successes, barriers, and possibilities surrounding employment

Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

CYI panel members represent Nebraska well

The CYI-CRP ladies presented to a large group.

For many, turning 22 means relaxing and having fun with friends. But for Rosetta Judd, a member of the Connected Youth Initiative Citizen Review Panel, it meant a trip to Arizona with fellow CYI-CRP members Raevin Bigelow, 21, and Lacey

Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

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