Youth Civic Leadership

Engaging nearly 1,500 youths daily through civic leadership – before, during, and after school.

“We, the people” includes our youngest Americans, too. CIVIC NEBRASKA’s Youth Civic Leadership efforts include six before- and after-school programs and service-learning clubs in Lincoln, Omaha, and Greater Nebraska. 

Introducing youths to civic engagement allows them to develop critical thinking, civic leadership, and civil discourse skills. Engaged, informed citizens must be able to evaluate situations and act for positive change. Students who can think critically about, and make meaning of, societal issues are better able to navigate their individual environments – and succeed in them.

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Civic Saturday: Dare Mighty Things is Oct. 22 in Lincoln

Join us for live, sing-along music from Jonathan Leach, original poetry from Jordan Charlton, inspiring readings of “civic scripture” from community members, and a “civic sermon” from Civic Nebraska’s Steve Smith, a local author, community advocate, and national Civic Saturday fellow.

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Welcome to Nandar Win, YSEALI fellow

Nandar, of Myanmar, is in residency with Civic Nebraska this fall via the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellowship Program. Here is more about Nandar in his own words.

Civic Education

Democracy Day 2022: Reminders, reflection, and a road map

American news and information outlets are drawing attention to the threat of democratic backsliding, providing important context on where American democracy stands, and sharing what Americans can do to defend it.

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After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507