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Legislative Day encourages civic engagement in youth

Nebraska’s highly accessible legislative process uniquely primes Nebraska to empower young adults as civically engaged citizens. On February 11-13, 19 youth from the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) and the Connected Youth Initiative (CYI) gathered to learn about and engage

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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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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

September Connected Youth Initiative roundup

Here’s a look at what our Connected Youth Initiative programs have been up to in the past month. Poetry Project kicks off this month Project Everlast Omaha is doing something special with its young people this fall: the Poetry Project

Posted in Teen/Early Adulthood

Bringing a little extra “happy” to “happy birthday!”

For many of us, memories of our childhood birthdays include parties, gifts, and making a wish as we blew out the candles on a special cake, surrounded by our loved ones. Seems like a pretty typical birthday for a kid,

Posted in Teen/Early Adulthood

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

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

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