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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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Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

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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Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Nebraska’s ELO Design Challenge: Opening New Doors to Learning

Opportunity knocked. Beyond School Bells and a strong coalition of districts and partners from around the state responded. Beyond School Bells (BSB), a public-private partnership at Nebraska Children, is proud to be a lead partner in Nebraska’s Expanded Learning Opportunity

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Posted in Middle Childhood, News and Events

Afterschool programming a concern for federal, local budgets

Proposed 2018-19 Federal Budget eliminates funding for afterschool  President Trump recently released his first federal budget proposal, in which he proposed elimination of the only dedicated source of federal funding for afterschool and summer programs, the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program.

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Posted in Cradle to career, Early Childhood, Legislature, News and Events

Beyond School Bells receives Ron Raikes Innovation for Opportunity Award

Jeff Cole of Nebraska Children and the Beyond School Bells collaboration were recently selected as the first recipient of the Ron Raikes Innovation for Opportunity Award. The award was given at a statewide ARKSARBEN recognition event at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney on

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ELO Success in Omaha

Collective For Youth, an organization based in Omaha, is doing an outstanding job working with the Omaha Public School district to bring high-quality Expanded Learning Opportunities (afterschool and summer programming) to 29 schools. Students receive healthy meals, strategic individualized tutoring,

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Posted in Middle Childhood

ELO success in Columbus

The Communities Together Can program in Columbus was developed to serve the high number of working families in the central Nebraska community. At first, the primary need it served was child care – a safe, structured and supervised place for

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