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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January Connected Youth Initiative roundup

The holiday season was full of togetherness and support for the CYI team. Take a look at what they’ve been up to. Project Everlast Omaha holiday event On December 15, more than 70 young people and their loved ones gathered

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December Connected Youth Initiative roundup

Things are busy as ever for the Connected Youth Initiative team. Take a look at what they’ve been up to this month. CYI youth raise their voices at Leaders for Change In late October, nearly 100 current and former foster

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Get to know Prosper Lincoln

Nebraska Children is happy to have welcomed Michelle Suarez to the team to help our organization coordinate with Prosper Lincoln’s efforts in the community. We talked to Michelle to learn more about her, the initiative, and what she hopes Prosper

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Spotlight on Beyond School Bells’ 4th annual ELO Policy Summit

Budget appropriations, efficiencies, returns on investments, and the role of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) in larger education reform efforts were just some of the topics discussed at this year’s ELO Policy Summit, which took place late last month. Organized by

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November Connected Youth Initiative roundup

There’s always something interesting happening with our Connected Youth Initiative programs. Here’s what they’ve been up to in the past month. Project Everlast youth recognized at Voice for Children Spotlight Gala Gil Green III, an 18-year-old currently living in North

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