Partner Spotlight

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.

We have a NEW Partner Spotlight Organization!


University of Nebraska State Museum

March 2022

We promote discovery of our natural world and world cultures. We accomplish our mission through research, museum collections, learner-centered educational programs, and public exhibitions.

University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall


Beyond School Bells websiteBeyond School Bells


NASA Nebraska Space Grant website
NASA Nebraska Space Grant


Nebraska English learners program website link
NDE: Nebraska English Learner Program


Nebraska forest service website linkNebraska aboretum program link
Nebraska Forest Service / Nebraska Statewide Arboretum


Nebraska Library Commission


About NRDs | Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts
Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts


Read Aloud Nebraska

Click2Science websiteClick2Science


KNB website link

Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom


Nutrition Services linkNDE: Nutrition Services


Nebraska Game and Parks linkNebraska Game and Parks


NDE: Nebraska Migrant Education


NPPD logoNebraska Public Power District


Nebraska Extension websiteUniversity of Nebraska Lincoln Extension-Nebraska 4-H

KNB website linkKeep Nebraska Beautiful


Nebraska council on economic education website link

Nebraska Council on Economic Education



Nebraska extension master gardener volunteer program website linkNebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program


Nebraska Healthy Schools ProgramNDE: Nebraska Healthy Schools


Nebraska Museums Association linkNebraska Museums Association

The Bay

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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.

Mental Health and Well-being of Children and Adolescents
Please join us for the upcoming StayConnected webinar led by our afterschool partner, Jessie Coffey, on the topic of mental health and well-being of children and adolescents. Attendees will have a chance to receive a kit of supplies to create their own calming corner in their afterschool program. See flyer below for details.

Date: May 5, 2022
Time:12:00 to 12:30 CT
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 701 467 8551

Questions? Contact Jessie Coffey, Nebraska Department of Education,

Nebraska Extension MARATHON KIDS 2022 Coach Trainings
April 21 – West Point, NE
April 22 – Lincoln, NE
April 28 – North Platte, NE
June 8th – Virtual

Questions? Contact Mariah Newmyer, Nebraska Extension,

Virtual QPR Gatekeeper Training, May 13, 2022

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
The mission of QPR is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.  QPR will train people to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.   We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Questions? Contact Kayla Leintz, Region V Systems,

Upcoming Webinar on 10 Practices for Developing an Engineering Mindset Time: May 18, 2022 02:00 PM Central Time

Learn more about the 10 Practices for Developing an Engineering Mindset that form the foundation of the brand-new Click2Engineering project. These are practices engineers utilize in their work, and that researchers in engineering education identify as key to helping youth learn about engineering. This webinar will introduce each practice and how it contributes to developing an engineering mindset. Activities that incorporate these mindset-developing practices can transform out of school time learning about engineering.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 978 6068 7830

Questions? Contact Saundra Wever Frerichs, 4-H Science Education Specialist UNL,

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,

Updated May 3, 2022 3:41pm