Refresh Your Community Campaign Exceeds Goal

Refresh Your Community Campaign Exceeds Goal

Buffalo County Community Partners celebrates a milestone summer campaign, raising $49,809.44 toward the Refresh Your Community Summer Campaign, exceeding the campaign goal of $40,000. “We are overwhelmed by the support from the community this summer,” said Grace Mims, campaign co-chair.   “We are excited to see how physical and mental wellness will grow this year and years to come because of this support.” Matt Mims, campaign co-chair,...

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Work in Buffalo County Schools Fall 2017

Work in Buffalo County Schools Fall 2017

 Buffalo County Community Partners has been working with Buffalo County schools to support the mental and physical development of students. The HealthyMINDS collaborative has implemented a social emotional learning program called Second Step in some Buffalo County childcare facilities and early learning classrooms, and recently Community Partners bought 88 new Second Step kits for Kearney Public Schools to start implementing the curriculum...

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Board Updates August 2017

Board Updates August 2017

New Board Members Ron Dobesh and Ron Loeffelholz have both assumed positions on the board of Directors. Loeffelholz sits on the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners and also has previous leadership experience from serving on past community boards. Dobesh is a retired physician from Platte Valley Medical Group.         Emerging Issue: Opioids The board took action on an emerging issue last month. They approved to submit a...

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Thank You: Be Safe Be Smart 2017

Thank You: Be Safe Be Smart 2017

The Be Safe Be Smart campaign had another successful year making Cruise Nite safe and fun for all who participated in the festivities. We want to thank task force volunteers for all their hard-work prior to the event.  The following retailers in town showed their support for the awareness campaign: 56th Street Sinclair Plaza, Apple Market, Bill’s Liquor, Bill’s Liquor West, Boogaarts, Caseys’ General Store # 1735,...

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Youth Summer Leadership Retreat

The Youth Advisory Board had a chance to practice their team work skills, get to know new members, and enjoy each other’s company at their summer retreat. The retreat was at Team Concepts in Kearney. Josh Erickson, taught them about how to be leaders of a team. Erickson said, “The most effective under utilized skill is knowing how to help people in their engagement cycle.” Erickson taught the youth how to help people see they...

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Baughman New Data Coordinator

Emily Baughman has joined the Buffalo County Community Partners staff as the Data Coordinator. Baughman will be in charge of managing the data collection process that Community Partners conducts. Data collection is important . She will work to help the coalitions find data for their logic models to support current and future work.   Emily Baughman has joined the Buffalo County Community Partners staff as the Data Coordinator. Baughman will...

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Block Party 2017 Event Wrap Up

We just celebrated with the community at our annual Block Party at the end of June. We set up at Harmon Park right    before the closing ceremony for the Community Olympics. Our partners, First National Bank, Kearney Parks and Recreation, Nebraska Sports Council, Impact Art, CHI Health Wellness Center, Kearney Whitewater Association, Chapman Swifts Coffee House, National Guard, Nebraska Total Care, Nebraska WellCare, and Community...

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2017 PhotoVoice Reception

2017 PhotoVoice Reception

We celebrated the 2016 -2017 PhotoVoice participants with a reception at CHI Health Good Samaritan. The participants picked their top two photos to be displayed in the walkway of the North Tower. The PhotoVoice program is an eight week program consisting of lessons once a week. The participant is given a camera to use for the class and at the end gets to keep the camera. This program is designed to teach the participants to view life from a new...

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