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

Time for Congress to put families first


On any given day, there are approximately 3,300 children and youth in out-of-home placement due to foster care in Nebraska.1 Nearly 100 days ago, H.R. 5456, the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016, received bipartisan support from the U.S.

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Pyramid Model tips for parents


A major focus of the Rooted in Relationships initiative is supporting childcare programs as they implement the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. The Pyramid Model is a framework of evidence-based practices that promote the social, emotional, and

Posted in Early Childhood

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

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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

Sixpence’s role in fighting intergenerational poverty


This summer, Nebraska Children’s Associate Vice President of Early Childhood Programs Amy Bornemeier had the opportunity to speak to the Intergenerational Poverty Task Force about early childhood programs like Sixpence and their role in the task force’s goal of breaking

Posted in Early Childhood

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