Celebration honors youth pre-admitted to Nebraska

Next Chapter
A Next Chapter at Nebraska participant receives a certificate honoring her pre-admission to Nebraska from university Chancellor Ronnie Green.

May 17, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — A celebration held in April honored Nebraska youth who are getting a jump-start on preparing for college by earning early admittance to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The students earned pre-admittance by enrolling in Nebraska 4-H, which administers Next Chapter at Nebraska, 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 Next Chapter program is a collaborative effort between Nebraska 4-H and the Office of Admissions at the university. At the celebration, 58 students received a certificate honoring their enrollment in Next Chapter and pre-admission to Nebraska.

University Chancellor Ronnie Green, Admissions Director Amber Williams and Nebraska 4-H Program Administrator Kathleen Lodl were on hand to provide remarks.

“Even before high school, a student's story matters to us. Next Chapter students are members of the next generation that will shape our world for the better—we want to support them on the path to college,” said Williams. “We are excited to partner with 4-H in serving students, and we are looking forward to welcoming these talented future Huskers to campus in 2021.”

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. Topics covered include reading comprehension, note taking, college visits, and resume and interview skills. All of the activities align to Nebraska State Educational Standards.

In Nebraska, one in three age-eligible youth participates in 4-H, which is present in all 93 counties. These youth, ages 5-18, participate through camps, clubs, school enrichment and after-school programs. College and career readiness is a program priority for Nebraska 4-H.

“Nebraska 4-H strives to empower youth to reach their full potential, and we believe that’s achieved through education. Through Next Chapter at Nebraska, not only do we want to inspire youth to choose to continue their education after high school, but also ensure that they succeed once they start college,” said Lodl. 

To view photos from the celebration, visit https://flic.kr/s/aHskVe6RL8. For more information about Next Chapter at Nebraska, visit http://admissions.unl.edu/nextchapter.

Phil Onwiler
Extension Educator
Nebraska Extension