Partner Spotlight

Partner Spotlight imageThe 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 Arts Council

Nebraska Arts CouncilNebraska Arts CouncilNebraska Arts Council aspires to positively impact the lives of Nebraskans through the power of art. We provide programming, grants, and opportunities to foster creative innovation statewide.

Nebraska Public Media


Beyond School Bells website linkBeyond School Bells

Click2Science website linkClick2Science

Future Kids website linkFuture Kids

Keep Nebraska Beautiful website linkKeep Nebraska Beautiful

NASA Nebraska Space Grant website link
NASA Nebraska Space Grant

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation website link

Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom

NE Alliance for Conservation & Environmental Education website link
Nebraska Alliance for Conservation & Environmental Education


Nebraska Appleseed website linkNebraska Appleseed

Nebraska council on economic education website link

Nebraska Council on Economic Education


Nutrition Services website linkNDE: Nutrition Services


Nutrition Services Program Sheet

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

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

Nebraska 4-H website link
Nebraska 4-H
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

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

Nebraska Game and Parks website linkNebraska Game and Parks
Nebraska Project WILD

NE Game & Parks Commission Wildlife Education website linkNebraska Game & Parks Commission Wildlife Education

Nebraska Healthy Schools Program website linkNDE: Nebraska Healthy Schools

Nebraska Library Commission website link
Nebraska Library Commission


Links to Support for Youth Activities

Nebraska Migrant Education website linkNDE: Nebraska Migrant Education

Nebraska Museums Association website linkNebraska Museums Association

  • NPPD website linkNebraska Public Power District

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


Nebraska NRD Listing

Omaha's Zoo website linkOmaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

The Bay website link
The Bay

UNL State Museum website linkUniversity of Nebraska
State Museum-Morrill Hall


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,

NE Arts Council

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)

Arts Accessibility Grant for Event Services

Creative Aging Arts Program Grant

Micro Grant (LOI Required)

Mini Grant

Nebraska Touring Artist Program/State Poet Grant

School Bus Grant

Contact your NAC Program Staff contact or if you have questions.

Nebraska Forest ServiceNebraska Forest Service

Jack Hilgert
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:

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

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.

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

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!

Children's NebraskaChildren’s Nebraska
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:

Holly Dingman, MS, RD, Director
(402) 955-6871

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 May 6, 2024 2:46pm