Why Collective for Youth?
No matter what door a child walks into for an out-of-school time (OST) program, it should be a high quality experience. Collective for Youth’s mission is to lead and support a network of high quality out-of-school programs that inspire and engage youth, stimulating academic and personal growth. It is our vision that all youth have expanded learning opportunities that ignite the imagination, grow the mind, and provide the foundation for success in school and life. Collective for Youth provides support to 29 school based OST sites serving over 5,000 youth. These hands on experiences are opening doors for children every day.
Nominate Your Afterschool Champion 2015
Collective for Youth along with the help of many community partners, will be hosting a community wide Lights on Afterschool Celebration on October 3, 2015 from 10AM to 2PM at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Sapp Fieldhouse. As a part of this event, Collective for Youth will be honoring two people that will be presented with the 3rd annual Afterschool Champion Award. Each year the public casts votes as to who should be the recipient of each of these awards.
The Afterschool Champion award is intended for a program staff and/or volunteers that work directly with the students. This person has strong relationships with students and families, helps to support students and families and is an asset to the afterschool program and the students and families they serve.
The Advocate for Afterschool Programs award is intended for anyone who acts as an advocate for afterschool programs by supporting afterschool programs, raises awareness and/or promotes the importance of afterschool programs to the local community, city, state and/or national representatives in a variety of forums.
The 2014 Award winners were:
Amber Noutoua, Site Director at Marrs Magnet, Completely KIDS afterschool program and Ms. Tarina Cox, Principal at Skinner Magnet
Click here for a nomination form!
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