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Beyond School Bells, NDE 21st CCLC and Nebraska Extension are partnering to provide FREE regional professional development to afterschool providers.  The in-person and virtual professional development and networking sessions will be held across the state in four regional hubs during the 2023-24 school year. 

The Regional Connections PD will focus on three areas:

  • The essentials of running an afterschool and/or summer program.
  • Fostering identity, purpose and hope for students in afterschool programs.
  • Program partnerships and sustainability.

Spring 2024 Meeting Dates

CRETE: Thursday April 4th, 9am-noon   (Crete Public Schools District Office)

LEXINGTON:  Friday April 5th, 10-11am  (ZOOM meeting--Please email Stephanie at for the link)

NORFOLK:  Thursday April 11th, 9am-noon.  (Norfolk Public Library conference room)

ALLIANCE: Friday April 12th, 10am-12pm MST  (ZOOM meeting--Please email Stephanie at for the link)