Partnering for Positive Change
Community Connections has partnered with NebraskaLand National Bank for their year-long campaign, Partnering for Positive Change, to help reduce substance abuse in Lincoln County. The goal for Community Connections is to raise a mile worth of quarters — or nearly $16,000 — in a year’s time.
You can become a part of the campaign! Feed your change to the piggy banks at any NebraskaLand National Bank branch and 37 other local businesses, or donate online. To see full list of piggy bank locations, click here.
one big goal
Since 1988, Community Connections has worked to create positive change: Change that has a direct and lasting impact in our community, change that inspires others to work towards a better tomorrow for youth and families, change that develops leaders who care, and change that creates positive role models.
to enhance lives
Connecting agencies, businesses, neighborhoods, schools, families and individuals to coordinate activities, services, and programs that enhance the quality of life in Lincoln County.
The latest information on our projects and progams
Community Connections Programs and Initiatives
Youth Advocacy Training Camp
SIGN UP TODAY! This camp is for students who will be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade next school year. We will have three days at Camp Maranatha (May 31-June 2, 8:00-4:00), with transportation by bus there, and back to North Platte each day.
You will get to participate in exciting activities to learn about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. You will learn how to speak out and even participate in a rally! There will be games, skating, water activities and rock wall climbing too!
Tobacco Free Lincoln County
Our mission is to protect and improve the health of the public by increasing community support and participation in local tobacco control in our schools and in our community. Learn more →
Everyone hopes for a chance to do something that truly impacts the world. That's what mentoring is all about — changing kids' lives by providing guidance, support and positive relationships. Learn more →
Support, empowerment, and positive values help youth overcome the pressures of high-risk activities. Using developmental assets, today's youth learn to give back to their community. Learn more →
Lincoln County Youth Leaders
The Lincoln County Youth Leaders are a dynamic group of middle school & upcoming high school students that come together to provide North Platte and Lincoln County a way of taking action and being part of the solution to problems related to substance abuse.
Substance Abuse Prevention
The main purpose of the Substance Abuse Prevention System is prevention! Partnering for positive change is what drives our coalition, and each day our team works to make Lincoln County a better place to live and to raise a family. Learn more →