November Newsletter from Community Partners

Did you miss our November newsletter? No worries. We’ve got it right here for you. Scroll through the newsletter below to learn what we’ve been up to the last month. If you’d like to get signed up for our newsletter to be delivered to you in the mail or by email each month, fill out this form. Download (PDF,...

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October Newsletter from Community Partners

Did you miss our October newsletter? No worries. We’ve got it right here for you. Scroll through the newsletter below to learn what we’ve been up to the last month. If you’d like to get signed up for our newsletter to be delivered to you in the mail or by email each month, fill out this form. Download (PDF,...

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Second Step Program Yields Excellent Results

Second Step Program Yields Excellent Results

Since the fall of 2014, Buffalo County schools and childcare facilities have been implementing a social emotional learning curriculum called Second Step. This curriculum gives students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom by challenging them in emotion management, situational awareness and academic achievement.   Buffalo County Utilization There are currently 109 Second Step kits being utilized in our county. Thirty-six different...

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Youth Advisory Board Holds First Yearly Meeting

Youth Advisory Board Holds First Yearly Meeting

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) came together for their first meeting of the year in August. The members had a board orientation going through expectations for the year, and then they proceeded with the meeting. “Our meeting was very informative and I think it was a great start to the new school year! I’m so excited that there are new faces and new ideas,” said Maria Klingelhoefer, senior YAB member from Amherst. The group began with...

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Violence Prevention Hosts Coaches Training

Violence Prevention Hosts Coaches Training

One of the HealthyMINDS Collaborative’s partners, The S.A.F.E. Center, recently hosted Nebraska’s first regional training of Coaching Boys Into Men. This training is a strategy of the HealthyMINDS violence prevention group, who is working together to reduce youth violence in Buffalo County.One of the HealthyMINDS Collaborative’s partners, The S.A.F.E. Center, recently hosted Nebraska’s first regional training of Coaching Boys Into...

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Complete Streets Initiative Update

Complete Streets Initiative Update

Earlier this spring, Two Rivers Department of Public Health put together an “Active Living Summit” to gather community input on improving active lifestyles in Kearney. After two communitymeetings, a few areas for action emerged. One was the need for complete streets policies here in our community.Earlier this spring, Two Rivers Department of Public Health put together an “Active Living Summit” to gather community input on improving active...

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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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