Next Chapter offers opportunities of youth


Being successful in college starts with preparation NOW! 

It is never too early to begin talking about college with your children. Nebraska Extension has partnered with the University of Nebraska –Lincoln Admissions to develop a statewide program for 4-H members to help families begin conversations beginning in the eighth grade.  

Next Chapter at Nebraska is a college-readiness program that helps students prepare for and succeed in college by providing the skills students need to reach their academic goals. The program is facilitated through Nebraska 4-H.  

The program inspires youth to choose to continue their education after high school, promote awareness of higher education options, develop college and career readiness skills, help students pair their interests with career choices and engage in 4-H opportunities. 

Next Chapter at Nebraska is offered to students beginning in eighth grade. Throughout high school, Next Chapter scholars will engage in events, activities and curriculum where they will participate in career exploration, develop research skills and experience a variety of learning methods that will help them transition to and succeed in college.  

If youth are involved in 4-H in their eighth grade year, they can begin participating in the Next Chapter program. These youth will be pre-admitted to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln! As students progress into their high school years through the Next Chapter program, they will participate in college preparatory activities and curriculum with the goal to be prepared for a successful transition to college. 

The Next Chapter program is being offered in Wayne County on Thursday, May 25. Chapters 1 and 2 will be presented for students. On Friday, June 2, Chapters 3 and 4 will be offered for participants. All sessions will be at the Wayne County Courthouse. 

To learn more about the Next Chapter program and how to sign up, please contact Nebraska Extension in Wayne County at (402) 375-3310! 

Calendar for May 2023

May 1: Clover Kid Meeting Registration due.

May 1: 4-H Council Camp Scholarship Applications due.

May 6: Clover Kid Meeting.

May 18: 4-H Council Meeting

May 19: Market Goat Weigh-in, 5:30 p.m.

May 19: Market Sheep Weigh-in, 6:30  p.m.

May 22: Next Chapter Registration due

May 25: Next Chapter Levels 1 & 2

May 26:  Clover Kid Camp Registration Due

May 29: Memorial Day Observed (Office Closed).

May 31: YQCA Training.