The 21st CCLC Partner Spotlight highlights the work of organizations committed to partnering with afterschool and summer programs across Nebraska. Featured partners have demonstrated a commitment to working with program leaders and staff to identify ways to mutually accomplish identified goals. Contact the featured partners to explore the possibilities for bringing unique and engaging learning opportunities to your students. If you are interested in becoming a Partner Spotlight Organization, click here for more information.
We have a NEW Partner Spotlight Organization!
Nebraska Public Media
Nebraska Public Media serves educators, families, children, and caregivers with high quality instructional materials and classroom media, hands-on family engagement events, and professional learning. We work with community partners to support, plan, and implement programs for children, youth, and families during and outside of the school day. Our programming supports both early childhood (ages 2-8) and K-12 with resources and activities.
Listings are from current Partner Spotlight organizations and include professional development and funding opportunities relevant to program leaders and staff working in afterschool/summer programs.
If you interested in being recognized as a Partner Spotlight organization, or if you are currently a Partner Spotlight organization and would like to post an upcoming professional development or funding opportunity on this site, contact Kim Larson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floating Grants from the Nebraska Arts Council are open for projects taking place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. Click on the links below for more information!
Artists in Schools/Communities floating (less than $1,650 per artist)
Micro Grant (LOI Required)
Contact your NAC Program Staff contact or email@example.com if you have questions.
Conservation Education Coordinator
Nebraska Forest Service, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Don’t forget about our Online Monthly Workshop Series
Teach Outside! Monthly Outdoor Learning Educator Workshop Series
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 3:30 pm CST
Leading Little Learners in Nature! Early Childhood Educator Series
On the 4th Monday of each month
Click the link to view the Nebraska Forest Service workshops OR scan the code:
The Walk to Unlock Nebraska (WTUN) program is a robust physical activity program with a cross-curricular education
component that provides set checkpoints across the state of Nebraska for youth to visit virtually while tracking live
physical activity time conducted in one’s school, after-school program or home.
Questions: Erika Wibbels firstname.lastname@example.org
Join this free training series offered by the OST Health Equity Institute to increase access to healthy eating and physical activity.
Beyond School Bells Incentivized Clubs
Beyond School Bells is incentivizing Nebraska afterschool programs to use the free, high-quality afterschool curriculum by providing funding for club facilitators, supplies, and evaluation. If you are interested, please email Dakota Staggs at email@example.com
Does your program have any aspiring YouTubers, TikTok Wizards, or video Geeks? Partner with Beyond School Bells and The Bay/Rabble Mill to provide them with a Youth Videography Club to unleash student voices to tell the story of your afterschool program!
School Health Learning Collaborative
Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CST. Content focuses on a variety of school health topics.
Holly Dingman, MS, RD, Director
Use the link above to see many other offerings. Below are just a few.
“Goodnight Moon” in Space
Watch as astronaut Thomas Marshburn reads out loud from the children’s book “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown while floating in microgravity aboard the International Space Station.
“First Woman” Digital Novel
First Woman tells the tale of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the Moon. While Callie is a fictional character, the first female astronaut and person of color will soon set foot on the Moon – a historic milestone and part of upcoming NASA missions. Through a series of graphic novels and digital platforms, First Woman aims to capture our attention and unite the next generation of explorers who will return to the Moon.