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Surviving Versus Thriving: The Young Families Thrive Summit Brings Questions and Possible Solutions

“Thrive” is a word we use a lot here at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, especially in October. Our 2019 Changemakers keynote speaker, Michael Bonner said in a recent interview, “I don’t want to survive. I want to thrive.”    During the Young Families Thrive Summit on

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Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Metro youth explore alternative career paths at Non-Traditional Career Fair

For many young people, a four-year college degree is out of reach due to family obligations or financial restrictions. With that in mind, a collaborative group of service providers in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties came together to host a

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

Team returns from Argentina full of inspiration

In May, a small-but-mighty group of Connected Youth Initiative employees, young people, and partners traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a learning exchange with the Argentine organization Doncel. The trip was organized as part of the (Re)Connecting Youth initiative spearheaded

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Posted in News and Events, Systems, Teen/Early Adulthood

A peek at the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council: What is it all about?

Written with GYAC members Tanya Wasson and Ina Bhoopalam Each year, members of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council, or GYAC, come together for Legislative Days – a collaborative weekend gathering for GYAC and Connected Youth Initiative members to come together

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Posted in Legislature, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Nebraska Children’s Connected Youth Initiative hosts Hackathon event to #HackFosterCare

On the morning of October 30, more than 100 people gathered together to launch something truly special: a 24-hour Hackathon. So what the heck is a Hackathon? A Hackathon is an event in which coders, hackers, and developers meet to engage in collaborative

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Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

March Connected Youth Initiative roundup

This month’s CYI roundup brings lots of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) activity, site visits, and a renewed youth interest in legislation. Read on to see what we’ve been up to over the past month. National LEAP partners

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Posted in Legislature, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

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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North Central Nebraska’s new Connected Youth Initiative

(Lincoln, Nebraska) – Nebraska Children and Families Foundation is awarding $200,000 over two years to the Central Plains Center for Services on behalf of the Through the Eyes of the Child collaborative. The funding will be used to build a

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Posted in Teen/Early Adulthood

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