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  • 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.

  • What’s the difference between an anniversary and a birthday? Birthdays celebrate milestones in the life or growth of an individual—whether it’s a human being, an organization or even an idea. Anniversaries, on the other hand, are about partnerships—the bonds that

  • In our last blog post, we told you about Camp Catch-Up, a special place where siblings who are separated by foster care placement can spend a weekend together canoeing, hiking, trying ropes courses, and more – all while rekindling their connections

  • Have you heard of Camp Catch-Up? It’s a special place where siblings who are separated by foster care placement can spend a weekend together canoeing, hiking, trying ropes courses, and more – all while rekindling their connections with each other.

  • The second annual Perfect Pour Craft Cocktail Competition transformed The Living Room at the Mastercraft in Omaha into pre-embargo 1950s Cuba, complete with live music, cigars, hand-crafted rum cocktails, and an auction of beautiful period 1950s Omaha photography. The main

  • This month’s CYI roundup brings lots of 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 visit Omaha office LEAP national partners

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The holiday season was full of togetherness and support for the CYI team. Take a look at what they’ve been up to. Project Everlast Omaha holiday event On December 15, more than 70 young people and their loved ones gathered

  • Things are busy as ever for the Connected Youth Initiative team. Take a look at what they’ve been up to this month. CYI youth raise their voices at Leaders for Change In late October, nearly 100 current and former foster

  • Nebraska Children is happy to have welcomed Michelle Suarez to the team to help our organization coordinate with Prosper Lincoln’s efforts in the community. We talked to Michelle to learn more about her, the initiative, and what she hopes Prosper

  • Budget appropriations, efficiencies, returns on investments, and the role of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) in larger education reform efforts were just some of the topics discussed at this year’s ELO Policy Summit, which took place late last month. Organized by

  • There’s always something interesting happening with our Connected Youth Initiative programs. Here’s what they’ve been up to in the past month. Project Everlast youth recognized at Voice for Children Spotlight Gala Gil Green III, an 18-year-old currently living in North

  • There’s always something interesting happening with our Connected Youth Initiative programs. Here’s what they’ve been up to in the past month. Project Everlast youth recognized at Voice for Children Spotlight Gala Gil Green III, an 18-year-old currently living in North

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