A look back at 2018 from our Executive Director

Dear Friend of Collective for Youth-
Collective for Youth continues to grow and today looks different very from 10 years ago. I want to take this opportunity to share with you just a few of our past accomplishments.
During 2018, Collective for Youth provided 128 professional development opportunities and over 2560 hours coaching to 70 youth serving organizations and 653 youth workers across Omaha. Collective for Youth also coordinated 168 external assessments within the quality improvement process for 37 sites.  Collective for Youth staff shared their expertise in the field of youth development at 6 national conferences. 
In collaboration with Omaha Public Schools we served 571,079 meals to students during the out of school time hours. We have developed our programming to add an additional elementary site and our first ever high school partnership bringing the total number of Collective for Youth sites to 33. Within our programs, we saw an increase in quality enrichment offerings with 252 Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) clubs and 184 literacy clubs being offered to students across the afterschool sites. Progress was made in our efforts to collect child care subsidies, as 22 of the 24 elementary sites are now licensed to collect subsidies.
Collective for Youth has increased our level of funding from many of our long standing funders and secured $61,000 in new funding. We are eternally grateful for the commitment of our individual donors and foundations that have made Collective for Youth’s work possible. 
We have much to be proud of.  It is very exciting as we look into 2019 and beyond. Here’s to you and the support you have given in order to make it all happen!

Warmest Regards,
Megan Addison, Executive Director