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!

FUTURE KIDS

Future KidsEmpowering Youth to Create a Better Future Through Affordable After School Sports Programs

Future Kids

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Beyond School Bells websiteBeyond School Bells
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NASA Nebraska Space Grant website
NASA Nebraska Space Grant
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Nebraska English learners program website link
NDE: Nebraska English Learner Program
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Nebraska forest service website linkNebraska aboretum program link
Nebraska Forest Service / Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
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Nebraska Library Commission

 

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

 


Read Aloud Nebraska

Click2Science websiteClick2Science
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KNB website link

Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom
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Nutrition Services linkNDE: Nutrition Services

Nebraska AppleseedNebraska Appleseed
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Nebraska Game and Parks linkNebraska Game and Parks
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NDE: Nebraska Migrant Education
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NPPD logoNebraska Public Power District
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Nebraska Extension websiteUniversity of Nebraska Lincoln Extension-Nebraska 4-H

KNB website linkKeep Nebraska Beautiful
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Nebraska council on economic education website link

Nebraska Council on Economic Education

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Nebraska extension master gardener volunteer program website linkNebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program
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Nebraska Healthy Schools ProgramNDE: Nebraska Healthy Schools
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Nebraska Museums Association linkNebraska Museums Association
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The Bay
The Bay
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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
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UNL State MuseumUniversity of Nebraska
State Museum-Morrill Hall

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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, kim.larson@nebraska.gov.

Walk to Unlock NebraskaWalk to Unlock Nebraska

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 erika.wibbels@nebraska.gov

Nebraska Environmental Education ConferenceNebraska Environmental Education Conference

Mahoney State Park | Ashland, NE
February 8 & 9, 2023

National Afterschool
Advancing Health Equity in Out-Of-School Time Virtual Institute

Out-of-School Virtual InstituteJoin this free training series offered by the OST Health Equity Institute to increase access to healthy eating and physical activity. Information and registration can be found here.

Beyond School Bells

BSB Incentivized ClubsBeyond 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 dstaggs@nebraskachildren.org

BSB STEM Family Engagement GrnatsSTEM Family Engagement Grants
Beyond School Bell’s family engagement mini-grants are built around a STEM-based family engagement planning tool and workbook that wrap evidence-based best practices around STEM programming and outreach.

BSB Youth VideographyYouth Videography
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!

Nebraska Forest ServiceNebraska Forest Service

Jack Hilgert
Conservation Education Coordinator
Nebraska Forest Service, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
402-472-9727
jack.hilgert@unl.edu

Click the link to view the Nebraska Forest Service workshops  OR scan the code:

 

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
Growing Gardeners with Bloom Box
Sarah Buckley, sarah.buckley@unl.edu

Bloom Box opens March 1, 2023

Bloom Box for 21stCCLCs timeline:

  • January-official sign up open, Garden Profiles due 1-31
  • February-Project Learning Tree curriculum training (Jack)
  • March-April-complete 6 PLT activities
    • April-garden training webinar
  • May-planting
    • Site prep approved by photo >1 week before planting date

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
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.

Register here:
https://www.childrensomaha.org/health-news/childrens-covid-school-health-learning-collaborative/

Questions? Contact Kim McClintick, kmcclintick@childrensomaha.org

NASA STEM Engagement Resources for Informal Educators

Use the link above to see many other offerings.  Below are just a few.

Astronaut Tom Marshburn reading Good Night Moon while aboard the space station“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, Issue 1 cover“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.

Updated January 11, 2023 3:05pm