“[The Bay] is vital to our county as youth are welcomed, engaged and empowered to explore their skills and passions.”

Lori Griggs
Chief Probation Officer,
Dist. 3J Probation Office,
State of Nebraska

“The creative ideas that take seed at The Bay are designed to provide opportunities for kids and families that may not be available at any other non-profit in Lincoln, in a completely unique environment.”

Scott Young
Executive Director,
Food Bank of Lincoln

“So many kids are left out of the mainstream, or feel that they are, and The Bay and the people there provide a safe place for those kids to be … productive and put themselves in a position to thrive in the world.”

Lee R. Stuart
CEO, NBC Bancshares, LLC

“The work of this organization through their various programs … is instrumental to the framework of juvenile services in Lincoln, Nebraska.”

Kiersten Y. Hill
Executive Director,
Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters

“The staff and volunteers at The Bay’s digital art space empower youth not just to better understand the world, but to create a world in which young people want to see.”

Gabriella Parsons 
Lincoln-Based Artist and Photographer

“I believe in The Bay and provide them my highest recommendation … Care and respect are the cornerstones of successful youth engagement and retention.”

Bryan Seck
Employment Skills Developer,
Prosper Lincoln

“The Bay fills an important need in our community as a place for youth (and adults) to go, hang out, exchange ideas and connect to education, people, music, art, the community and more.”

Kathy Steinauer Smith
Senior Community Investment Director,
Woods Charitable Fund Inc.

“I like the inclusiveness: The atmosphere is come as you are. They accept each person for who they are, where they are. You don’t feel out of place. [My son] feels comfortable here.”

Diedre Starks
Mother of Skate School Student


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