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.
Should more areas be smoke-free
in North Platte parks?
North Platte City regulations prohibit smoking in the dog exercise areas, the carnival rides and swimming pool at Cody Park, the splash pad at Memorial Park, and the softball, baseball and soccer fields.
But what about the Children's Playgrounds? Should they be officially smoke-free too? What about the picnic table areas, tennis and basketball courts, sledding hill, etc.?
And what about e-cigarettes. Should they be allowed where smoking is prohibited?
Let us know what you think by taking our
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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
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 →
theLINC is a safe Facebook page that kids can “own” and count on for fun and constructive ideas. For the latest youth-friendly events in Lincoln County, please visit facebook.com/ccLINC. Learn more →
A student-led high school program, Crew helps offers positive, safe, fun activities and opportunities for community service. With an emphasis on leadership, students are breaking the stereotypical perceptions of today's teenager. Learn more →
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 →