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Back on Track

  • Nebraska Children and key partners utilize the Jobs for the Future Back on Track™ model to help young people achieve positive outcomes and long-term financial stability by providing support and resources to help them succeed in school and career.
  • Nebraska Children’s Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) initiative utilizes a collective impact approach to ensure young people are supported in their postsecondary education and career goals.
  • Young people in Nebraska may be eligible for supports and services for postsecondary education and career training.
  • To learn more, contact your local CYI Central Navigator or Project Everlast Council.

Education and Training Voucher (ETV) 

Central Plains Center for Services, through a contracted partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, administers the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program. This program provides financial assistance for tuition, fees and books, as well as one-on-one support, for current and former state wards to attend college. *Must meet eligibility requirements

Contact—Andra White, ETV Coordinator-Central Plains Center for Services; or 308-872-6595 to get started.

Partnership for Youth Development & WIOA

Partnership for Youth Development (a part of Heartland Workforce Solutions’ comprehensive services and funded through the Workforce Investment Act) helps in-school and out-of-school youth who want to prepare for and find a job. Unemployed or underemployed youth who participate in the program receive counseling and job readiness training while receiving one-on-one support.

Contact Goodwill Industries at 402-934-2241 to get started.

Bike Union Mentoring Project Apprenticeship Program

The Bike Union Apprenticeship Program prepares adolescents to enter the job market and work to decrease poverty, crime and homelessness in our community. This 12 month-long program will place youth in sales and service positions within The Bike Union, our bicycle retail location. Employees will be trained and tested bi-monthly on a job-specific skills matrix. Additionally, employees will refine their core competencies via SCAN (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) in order to become viable employees with marketable abilities. All employees are through a partnership with Project Everlast.

Contact—Miah Sommer, Executive Director; or 402-345-0213 to get started.