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About Us

Why We Do It

Without the support of family and connection to community, typical life circumstances can seem overwhelming for young people. 

Connected Youth Initiative aims to increase the protective factors of Nebraska’s young people so that they have the relationships, resources, and equitable opportunities for themselves (and their children) to thrive. 

Protective factors include resiliency, social connections, concrete supports, socio-emotional competency, understanding typical adolescent development and how trauma impacts that development.