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Facebook competition highlights importance of parent engagement

Earlier this spring, a handful of Omaha middle schoolers earned the opportunity to travel to California to attend Facebook’s Engineer for the Week Achievement Summit at the company’s headquarters. The team of three students came from the Boys & Girls

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Posted in Cradle to career, Middle Childhood, News and Events

2018 Conservation Management Internship Program Field Journal, part 3

Over the past few weeks, Nebraska Children has been sharing Field Journals highlighting experiences from the Conservation Management Summer Internship program. Building on the past two installments from Dakota Staggs and the boys group, we pick up with our group of youth

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Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

2018 Conservation Management Internship Program Field Journal, part 2

Over the next several weeks, Nebraska Children is sharing Field Journals highlighting experiences from Nebraska Children’s Conservation Management Summer Internship program. Building on last week’s blog, we pick up with Dakota Staggs and our group of youth from Native Futures as

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Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

2018 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 host its second annual summer internship program in conservation management. The program has multiple goals: to expose high school students to careers in the

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Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Catching up with Beyond School Bells

Trying to track down Jeff Cole, Network Lead for Beyond School Bells, is not an easy task at the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation office in Lincoln. But when you look at everything the Beyond School Bells initiative has been

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Posted in Middle Childhood, News and Events

Nebraska Children’s Beyond School Bells hosts fifth annual Stakeholders Summit

On October 26, Beyond School Bells hosted its fifth annual Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Stakeholder’s Summit. Approximately 60 stakeholders representing various interests and perspectives attended this half-day event, which was held in Nebraska Children’s Lincoln offices. The summit opened with

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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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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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