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What We Do

Connected Youth Initiative exists to support transition-aged youth and young adults, ages 14 to 26, in Nebraska, who are living without the support of family and have life experiences that can make transitioning to adulthood feel overwhelming.

We listen to what young people say they need, help them learn to advocate for themselves, and help them make connections to supportive services and providers in their community.

We hope that Nebraska's young people are empowered to create change to improve the quality of life for young people who have experience in foster care, the juvenile justice system, are unhoused or homeless, survivors of human trafficking, and/or who are pregnant or parenting by advocating for better practices and policies, training providers to strengthen local practices, and supporting service providers in the community to implement strength-based, youth-led core programs for transition-aged youth.

We hope that all of Nebraska's transition-aged young people (and their children) have the resources and tools to thrive!

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  • Safe and stable living situation

    3.80x greater odds

  • Enough funds for expenses

    1.80x greater odds

  • Savings account

    4x greater odds

  • Perceived hope

    13% improvement

  • Nebraska Children