Locally developed and sustained school-community partnerships, built on generally accepted quality principles, are at the core of how we view Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs).
Beyond School Bells works to build partnerships at the state level between public agencies and private partners and support similar systems building work at the local level. We also concentrate on building partnerships between Nebraska initiatives and national organizations committed to providing more youth with access to high-quality ELOs. Locally we build partnerships that bring new energy into the ELO space – uniting schools, youth serving organizations, higher education, museums, businesses and other stakeholders in a common effort to create rich expanded learning environments that will benefit us all.
Local partnerships build long-term sustainability for ELO programs. Visit the BSB Toolkit for helpful tools and resources on how to build local partnerships for your program