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[milestone_box animation=”fadeInUp” title=”Street Outreach Director, Nikki Siegel, receives Homeless Connect award for her efforts in supporting at-risk and homeless youth” count=”2014″]

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[service_box icon=”https://www.thebay.org/lincoln/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/All-Access-pass.png” title=”All-Access Pass” icon_type=”image”]The BAY distributes 112 All-Access Passes throughout the Lincoln Public Schools, through social workers and counselors. These passes allow free entry to the skatepark, concerts, digital art space, a mentor through Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a meal from the Coffee Bar every night starting in 2018.

At a Glance
  • 112 Passes
  • BAY All-Access
  • Mentor
  • Meals

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The BAY staff is trained to identify and actively seek out youth who may be experiencing homelessness, food scarcity and other poverty related issues.

Homeless Youth Prevention The strength of our organization is in our recreation first approach to youth services. We focus, first, on creating a place where young people feel safe, and want to be; we then utilize that asset to be the point of first contact for struggling youth. The BAY is a place where young people can receive essential-needs kits, as well as connections to long-term resources, clothing, counseling, and housing.

At a Glance
  • Long-Term Connections
  • Drop-In Center

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The BAY Lincoln staff’s Lincoln’s only full-time outreach director focusing on sex trafficking intervention and prevention. This process involves supporting immediate needs, establishing stable housing, and employability.

At a Glance
  • Immediate Support
  • Connection to Services
  • Childcare Supplies

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Starting in late 2017, the Coffee Bar at The BAY will provide a six-month culinary job-training program for at-risk youth and victims of sex-trafficking and domestic violence. The digital art space (set to be completed in 2018) will also be based around job-training components in video, photo, event editorial, web, and graphic design.

At a Glance
  • Culinary
  • Digital Art – Photo, Video, Web, Graphic Design
  • Job Network Connection
  • Tangible Job Skills

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Once a month, The BAY partners with The Food Bank of Lincoln to hand out food to over 200 neighborhood families. Volunteer today by emailing us at info@the-bay.org!

At a Glance
  • 150 Meals Handed Out
  • Hundreds of Families Impacted
  • Neighborhood Impact

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[service_box icon=”https://www.thebay.org/lincoln/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Comm-Cup.png” title=”Community Cup” icon_type=”image”] The Coffee Bar does not accept tips – Your money instead goes towards buying community cups! For just $1 you can: buy a token for a cup of coffee, leave it at the Coffee Bar, and provide hot coffee for someone who can’t afford it. Any extra donation go directly to our job-training and culinary programs at the Coffee Bar.

At a Glance
  • Pay it Forward
  • 135 Community Cups Given Out Each Month

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[service_box icon=”https://www.thebay.org/lincoln/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/mentoring.png” title=”Mentoring” icon_type=”image”] We partner with local mentoring groups to provide mentors for young people at The BAY. This partnership allows us to efficiently pair young people from The BAY with volunteer mentors from The BAY Lincoln community.

At a Glance
  • Long-Term Commitment
  • Long-Term Change
  • Mentor at The BAY

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[service_box icon=”https://www.thebay.org/lincoln/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/sfc.png” title=”Skate for Change Lincoln” icon_type=”image”] Skate for Change is an international non-profit that started in Lincoln Nebraska by BAY founders. Skate for Change is a group of skaters who skate downtown and assist and befriend the homeless. Stay tuned for our next outing by following @Skateforchangelincoln on Instagram.

At a Glance
  • Skateboarders Giving Back
  • Hygiene Kits, Water, Socks to Homeless
  • 110 International Chapters
  • Based out of Lincoln

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