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Support Helps a Driven Young Woman with Foster Care Experience Continue to Thrive

Rosa is smart and talented. She also has foster care experience. What resources did she have to support her during her first semester of college when she relapsed into mental health issues?

Bright, capable Rosa entered the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a long list of scholarships. A trauma survivor who suffers from mental health issues, Rosa’s first semester of college marked a particularly difficult time. What resources did this capable young woman have to support her?

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Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Former Foster Youth and Connected Youth Initiative Participant Gains Financial Empowerment, Dental Care, and Reason to Smile

Sheri's name has been changed, but her success is very real

A young. single mother with foster care experience, Sheri knew she was capable of finding a job but needed extensive dental work. Through her determination, Connected Youth Initiative participation, read more about this young woman’s success story…and smile.

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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

Lincoln Project Everlast hosts event for Foster Care Awareness Month

On May 16, the Lincoln Project Everlast Youth Council held a Foster Care Awareness Month event in partnership with The Hub, which provides space, support, and guidance to the youth council, and The Bay, another long-time supporter of the Project

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Posted in News and Events, Systems, 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

February Connected Youth Initiative roundup

A new year means new challenges, victories, and efforts to make life better for Nebraska’s unconnected youth. Here’s what the CYI team has been up to lately. LEAP semester celebration Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) scholars from Omaha

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Helping at-risk youth in North Platte

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation is awarding $200,000 over two years to the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation on behalf of North Platte’s Families First Partnership (formerly known as the West Central Partnership-Children and Families Alliance). The funding will be used to

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Posted in Teen/Early Adulthood
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