Seeking Youth Leaders

Seeking Youth Leaders

We are seeking 12 leaders age 15-19 from across the state to join our first Youth Advisory Council this spring.  Click the link here for more information and to nominate yourself or an outstanding young person you know!

Save the Date for our 2023 Fall Cocktail Fundraiser Friday, Sept. 22.

More details, including link to purchase tickets, coming soon!

2022 Annual Impact Report

2022 Annual Impact Report

A Look Back on Steps Forward for Nebraska Kids

The 2022 Kids Count in Nebraska Report is Here!

The 2022 Kids Count in Nebraska Report is Here!

What does the data tell us about raising the minimum wage? Find out by reading the 2022 Kids Count in Nebraska Report! Order yours today.

For more than 35 years, Voices for Children in Nebraska has used data and research to help policy makers and communities make informed decisions on issues impacting our next generation in the areas of health, child welfare, economic stability, and juvenile justice.


We advocate for equitable opportunity for children in Nebraska through research, policy, and community engagement.


We envision a Nebraska with strong communities, where every child has all they need to lead a healthy, secure, and fulfilling life.


We keep children at the heart of everything we do and follow a core set of values that serve as a guide for our words and actions. 
  • Integrity: We serve as an independent and non-partisan voice to drive systems change. 
  • Information: We use research, data, and community input to inform our direction and guide our actions.
  • Equity: We intentionally center diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in all we do. 
  • Courage: We fight against the status quo when necessary to amplify youth’s voices and transform systems. 
  • Collaboration: We listen and partner in order to support children and families according to their needs. 


Children are our state’s greatest resource, and the decisions our leaders make about them impact our collective future. Our policy priorities are guided by research, data, and proven best practices that improve child well-being. We pay close attention to the impact of race, socioeconomic status, and geography, and seek to remove barriers to opportunity within these areas: