Collective for Youth Holds Lights On Afterschool Event

On October 6, more than 1,000 students gathered in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Sapp Fieldhouse for Collective for Youth’s ( annual Lights On Afterschool event. Collective for Youth was joined by Congressman Don Bacon and Omaha Public Schools superintendent Cheryl Logan, along with several members of the State Legislature, State Board of Education, local school board, and other community stakeholders at the event. Lights On Afterschool is an annual event that takes place in hundreds of locations throughout the country. These events highlight the importance of high quality afterschool programs and the youth who attend them.

In addition, Collective for Youth participated in Stuff the Bus with First National Bank, Two Men and a Truck, and WOWT News to provide nearly 2,000 students with new school supplies before the start of school.

Collective for Youth is a connector for advocacy, resources, and training for out of school time providers. They are committed to connecting youth to high quality programs and to growing a community of thriving partners who ignite the imagination and grow the minds of youth. There are 34 Omaha Public Schools and dozens of local non-profits that form Collective for Youth. The organization serves nearly 7,400 children annually.

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