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Nebraska Children’s Connected Youth Initiative hosts Hackathon event to #HackFosterCare

On the morning of October 30, more than 100 people gathered together to launch something truly special: a 24-hour Hackathon. So what the heck is a Hackathon? A Hackathon is an event in which coders, hackers, and developers meet to engage in collaborative

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Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Conservation Management Internship Program Field Journal, part 3

Over the past few weeks, Nebraska Children has been sharing Anna Wishart’s Field Journal highlighting the experiences she oversaw as a one of two mentors participating in Nebraska Children’s Conservation Management Summer Internship program. Building on the past two installments,

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Conservation Management Internship Program Field Journal, part 2

Over the next several weeks, Nebraska Children is sharing Anna Wishart’s Field Journal highlighting the experiences she oversaw as a one of two mentors participating in Nebraska Children’s Conservation Management Summer Internship program.  Building on last week’s blog, we pick

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Conservation Management Internship Program Field Journal, part 1

This summer, Beyond School Bells, a statewide partnership of Nebraska Children, worked with a coalition of partners to design and implement a summer internship program in conservation management. The program had multiple goals: to expose high school students to careers in

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Camp Catch-Up spotlight: Seeking staff

In our last blog post, we told you about Camp Catch-Up, a special place where siblings who are separated by foster care placement can spend a weekend together canoeing, hiking, trying ropes courses, and more – all while rekindling their connections

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Posted in Middle Childhood, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Camp Catch-Up spotlight: Calling all campers

Have you heard of Camp Catch-Up? It’s a special place where siblings who are separated by foster care placement can spend a weekend together canoeing, hiking, trying ropes courses, and more – all while rekindling their connections with each other.

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March Connected Youth Initiative roundup

This month’s CYI roundup brings lots of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) activity, site visits, and a renewed youth interest in legislation. Read on to see what we’ve been up to over the past month. National LEAP partners

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