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Success is built on and supported by what happens before and after the traditional school day.

Beyond School Bells is a network of advocates, helping to raise the profile on the important role Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) programs play.

We are match-makers, actively seeking partnerships to further the reach of our message.

We are facilitators, helping expand access to national and state ELO research and best practices.

We believe in the traditional school day. We also believe in developing community partnerships to bring a “second shift” of youth development professionals to supplement, not replace, the quality education Nebraska youth get in our public schools.

Expanded Learning Opportunities are right for our times. They meet many of the pressing needs we see in Nebraska communities and are built on the strengths of our business, nonprofit and science communities.

We work with stakeholders at the state and local level to build partnerships necessary to increase support for policies that expand access to high quality ELO experiences for Nebraska's highest need youth.