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2018 Legislative Day: What did GYAC do?

Written by GYAC members Ina Bhoopalam and Jennifer Wang On Friday, February 3, members of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) arrived in Ashland, Nebraska, to participate in an immersive experience about government and leadership. What is Legislative Day? Legislative

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A peek at the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council: What is it all about?

Written with GYAC members Tanya Wasson and Ina Bhoopalam Each year, members of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council, or GYAC, come together for Legislative Days – a collaborative weekend gathering for GYAC and Connected Youth Initiative members to come together

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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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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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