Megan has been with Collective for Youth since 2007 and served as the Executive Director since 2011. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including Camp Fire USA and Salvation Army. Megan’s experience on the ground combined with her management experience has helped Collective for Youth to build a strong foundation. Among other successes, Collective for Youth has grown from four program sites in 2007 to 38 program sites in 2021 under her leadership.
Megan believes that all children deserve high quality out of school time programs, no matter where they live, because she knows they make a difference.
MAddison@collectiveforyouth.org, 402-932-2025, ext: 1003
Cary has been with Collective for Youth since 2008. She attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Cary has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years. In addition to engaging and managing CFY providers, Cary manages the day-to-day operations, oversees all aspects of the CFY website, and assists in coordinating events and trainings. Since joining CFY, Cary has worked to build new partnerships to garner community resources for out of school time programs. She has been instrumental in developing an efficient system that brings providers into area schools to work with students.
Cary is proud that CFY is raising the bar to create a win-win situation for the entire community.
CMohiuddin@collectiveforyouth.org, 402-932-2025, ext: 1004
Nicole has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Nicole has thirteen years of fundraising and nonprofit experience. She also has extensive grant management experience. Nicole is excited to work with community partners and continue to make afterschool programs sustainable by blending different funding streams.
Nicole is passionate about using her time and energy to bring people together in order to make a difference in the lives of young people.
NEveringham@collectiveforyouth.org, 402-932-2025, ext: 1005
LaRon has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Leadership and in Teaching. He is a certified teacher and has over 20 years’ experience in the non-profit and education sector.
LaRon is a former family teacher at Father Flanagan’s Boy’s Town and has a passion for helping students and leaders maximize their full potential and accomplish their purpose in life.
LHenderson@collectiveforyouth.org, 402-932-2025, ext. 1001
Lavone has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years, starting out with the Urban League of Nebraska and has led out of school time programming at multiple schools including King Elementary, Belvedere Elementary, and Monroe Middle Schools and the Lothrop Magnet Center. Before joining the CFY team he served as the Site Director for Lewis and Clark Middle School. He is also studying Professional Health Studies at Metropolitan Community College and is expected to graduate in May 2018.
Lavone is passionate about exposing youth in our community to new opportunities that allow them to dream and give them hope.
LWalker@collectiveforyouth.org , 402-932-2025, ext 1000
Samantha joined Collective For Youth in February, 2021. She has a BA in Spanish, BS in Child and Family Services, and Master’s of Social Work and Public Administration. She’s worked in youth development and the nonprofit sector for over ten years, working in both direct service and nonprofit leadership. She is passionate about public education and nonprofit work.
Samantha believes in the power of data and leveraging information to provide the best possible services to youth and our community.
SWeiss@collectiveforyouth.org or 402-932-2025, ext:1002
Nik went to Doane University, where he played soccer and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry, prior to receiving a Master’s Degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Nik’s continued work has focused on science education in an informal education setting, where he has been for 5 years, to include being a program provider in the network with the NE STEM 4U program. He is passionate about program development, implementation, and assessment to provide the best possible experiences for students.
Nik is passionate about providing high-quality, engaging STEM experiences to learners of all ages and is excited to work in the afterschool setting to help youth discover new skills and passions as future ‘STEMers.’
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