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Nebraska Statewide Professional Development for Afterschool Providers

Beyond School Bells is partnering with University of Nebraska Extension to provide a series of free professional development opportunities in communities in four regions in Greater Nebraska. The goal for this professional development is to create opportunities for afterschool professionals working across the state to share best practices and learn new skills that can help improve the quality and sustainability of their community’s summer and afterschool programs—what we refer to as Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) programs. 

These sessions are designed for afterschool program directors, site coordinators and schools/communities that are interested in starting an afterschool or summer program.  Meetings are held quarterly.  Please register below (scroll down) for the upcoming PD session in your region.  If you have any questions, please email the regional contact person listed for your region or email Jennifer Jones at  

Region 1:  Zoom Call:  February 4th, 10:00 am CST.  Register below for the Region 1 Session and you will receive the zoom call information via email.  Email Jennifer Jones at for information.

Region 2 @ North Platte:   February 13th, 10:00 am.  North Platte Public Schools-Mckinley Admin Bldg, Rooms 107-109, 301 W. F St, North Platte, NE.  Email Melanie O'Brien at for information.  

Region 3 @ Kearney:  January 29th, 9:00 am.  Kearney Public Schools District Administration Building, 320 West 24th Street, Kearney, NE.  Email Michelle Arehart at for information.

Region 4 @ Fremont:  POSTPONED (Jan 18) due to expected weather--RESCHEDULED for February 15th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.   Fremont Public Schools Learning Center, 130 East 9th Street, Fremont, NE 68025.  Meeting will be held in the East Room.  Email Julie Crandall at for information.

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