Summer wrap-up: Keeping kids learning outside of school hours

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In Nebraska, we are blessed with one of the nation’s best public school systems, thanks to long-term investments by generations of Nebraskans in the future of our state and our most precious resource: our youth. While we at Nebraska Children

Posted in Middle Childhood

NYCI Conference Recap: Coming together for a common good

The first-ever Nebraska Young Child Institute (NYCI) conference is in the books, and we couldn’t be happier with how the event unfolded. More than 500 people gathered in Kearney on June 27-28 to highlight the existing early childhood efforts underway

Posted in Early Childhood, Uncategorized

Changemakers Spotlight: Victor Rivas Rivers

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We’re eagerly anticipating this year’s Changemakers luncheon, not least because this year’s keynote speaker is author, social activist, and actor Victor Rivas Rivers! Learn a little more about Victor below, then be sure to join us September 12 to hear

Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events

Beyond School Bells, part 6: Community partnerships

Over the course of six weeks, the Nebraska Children blog has invited Jeff Cole, Associate Vice President of School-Community Partnerships for Beyond School Bells, to write some guest posts sharing his program’s work. In my final installment as guest blogger,

Posted in Middle Childhood, Uncategorized

A day dedicated to youth employment success

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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

Beyond School Bells, part 5: A QuESTT

Over the course of six weeks, the Nebraska Children blog has invited Jeff Cole, Associate Vice President of School-Community Partnerships for Beyond School Bells, to write some guest posts sharing his program’s work. My previous posts have focused on Beyond

Posted in Middle Childhood, Uncategorized

CYI panel members represent Nebraska well

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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

Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood
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