Foundation for Buffalo County Classrooms

Foundation for Buffalo County Classrooms

Buffalo County schools and childcare centers continue to use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) tools to help children thrive both in the classroom and in life. Since the fall of 2014, Buffalo County schools and early learning childcare facilities have been implementing an SEL curriculum, Second Step. The Second Step curriculum gives students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom by challenging them in emotion management, situational...

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20 Years of Community Partners

20 Years of Community Partners

Community Partners was formed by people in the community with the same vision; to recognize health issues in the community and seek answers for how they could be addressed.This model has created a very successful nationally recognized organization. This year we will celebrate 20 years of building partnerships and recognize the many people who had the future in mind to build a healthier Buffalo County. Twenty years ago, Aug. 14, 1996, the first...

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The 2015 BCCP Story

The 2015 BCCP Story

As the snow is falling outside the office windows, we find we have all the notes we need to begin drafting the final chapter of our 2015 storybook.Beginning our year, we celebrated Bryan, Candy, Skylar and Brady Kuntz who joined our family and led this year’s story building. They attended Healthy Kid’s Weekend which highlighted our amazing partners and promoted free activities for families in our community. In June, the block party re-enforced...

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Debut Diabetes Information and Referral Event

Debut Diabetes Information and Referral Event

This year the Diabetes Referral Network, a coalition of Buffalo County Community Partners, is hosting the first Diabetes Information and Referral Fair. The free fair will be Thursday, November 5th from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kearney Family YMCA. Anyone can come to be connected with local resources that can provide assistance or education around specific needs participants may have to control or maintain their chronic illness. The event...

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Americas Best Community looks to Manufacturing

Americas Best Community looks to Manufacturing

Kearney was named one of the 50 quarterfinalists in the America’s Best Communities competition and was given $50,000 to develop a community revitalization plan. Last month, they invited the Kearney residents to join at the Town Hall meetings to have a voice in innovative solutions for problems in the community. Over 100 residents provided input for the revitalization plan. The plan must be submitted by November. In crafting a comprehensive...

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