GetConnected Nebraska Afterschool | TEN Talks II | 2:55-3:25

After School Snack Attack!
USDA’s Afterschool Snack Program is a federally-funded program that provides cash reimbursement to assist schools in serving snacks to children after the regular school day ends. This session will address program eligibility, meal pattern requirements, recordkeeping and how the school gets paid for the snacks served.
Presenter: Mary Ann Brennan, Nebraska Department of Education

After School Snack Program handouts

Effective Communication via Twitter
Easy tips & tricks to improve communication & encourage engagement via your Twitter account. Also known as… I have a Twitter account, now what?
Presenter: Shauna Groenewold, Nebraska Department of Education

Entrepreneurship & Expeditions (repeated from 2:15-2:45)
Soft skills are critical for youth to develop in order to be successful at college and in their careers. This session highlights two easy to deliver, hands on programs which aid in developing leadership, team work, problem solving, and empathy skills.
Presenters: Karly Black and Kaytlyn Kennedy, Nebraska Extension

Entrepreneurship & Expeditions
Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities

Keep Your Program Afloat with successSHIP! (repeated from 2:15-2:45)
Program leaders are the cornerstones to an afterschool program’s organization, quality, and sustainability. It is important to think about the appropriate steps to ensure a successful successorship when it comes time to pass the baton. In this workshop, we will review what resources/tools you can start developing now, identify what items are unique to your district/community, and discover ways to stay involved.
Presenters: Austin Casselberry and Chance Buss, Norfolk Public School’s After-School Program

How ELO Supports School Improvement: Connecting the Dots (repeated from 2:15-2:45)
Expanded learning opportunities are intrinsically tied to the state’s accountability and school improvement system, AQuESTT. Hear a discussion of how ELOs can and should play a critical role in a school’s improvement plan.
Lane Carr, Nebraska Department of Education and Emily Koopmann, Civic Nebraska

Mobile iGrow Educational Displays from Nebraska 4-H
New from Nebraska 4-H – Mobile iGrow educational displays! These interactive, traveling displays are a resource at your fingertips. Designed for elementary youth to increase their knowledge of where our food comes from. The educational package includes a display, teaching guide, hands-on activities, and an activity worksheet for students.
Presenters: D’Ette Scholtz and Megan Knuth, Nebraska Extension

Mobile iGrow Educational Displays from Nebraska 4-H

Nebraska Envirothon
The Nebraska Envirothon is for 9th – 12th grade students who are interested in learning about our natural resources. Teams of five students each are trained and guided by an adviser on subjects including forestry, wildlife, aquatics, range, policy, soils and a current issue. The winning team heads to the international competition. Go to for more information.
Presenter: Erika Hill, Nebraska Assoc. of Resources Districts

Nebraska Envirothon Competition

STEMentor: How to Conduct an Afterschool eLearning Program for Middle Schoolers
Offering rich STEM educational experiences in out-of-school time is important to the success of today’s youth. The STEMentor Afterschool eLearning Program provides afterschool sites with an opportunity to participate in an educational STEM-related experience using video conferencing that is led by an off-site afterschool STEMentor. The STEMentor then provides the afterschool site and its leader with additional educational lessons focused on the same topic for the site to complete throughout the week.
Presenters: Tracy Pracheil and Ashu Guru, Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development

The Trifecta: How Professional Development, Personal Advancement, and Program Quality leads to amazing outcomes for kids!
Professionalizing the afterschool field is an important endeavor. Research indicates that with ongoing professional development, afterschool workers gain skills and become better prepared to promote positive youth development within their programs. Join Metropolitan Community College and Collective for Youth for a discussion on how they collaborated to create a statewide pathway for afterschool professionals to boost their professional development needs and accomplish their personal goals.
Presenters: Nicole Everingham, Collective for Youth and Stacey Ocander, Metropolitan Community College

Updated February 15, 2023 5:20pm