Give Where You Live...and Learn!

Give for a brighter tomorrow
The #BeKind Mission...Make our schools, our community, and our world a kinder place to be. In a world driven by social media and bullying, #BeKind was adopted to spread positive messages that encourage us to be kind and programming to teach us how to be kind. Funded by community donations, #BeKind is a supplement to our counseling curriculum, a more public message to our students, staff, parents, and community. #BeKind
Bright Futures is a family-oriented preschool with resources to serve the entire family. We believe everyone deserves a bright future!   Our highly-qualified, certified teachers address each child's unique personality (physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language) through meaningful, hands-on interaction.
Bright Futures has an energetic preschool environment to engage students in learning and encourage creativity.
Central Elementary PE Everyday
Unlike most schools, Central provides PE EVERY DAY! Help us continue this activity that improves our students' health and wellness!
Emerson Eagles Program
Emerson staff is dedicated to providing our students with life experiences outside the walls of the classroom. We believe that hands-on experiences through field trips enhance their learning.
"Through donations, we have been able to take our 5th graders on the Bearcat liner to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. The experiences were priceless!"Kelly Pocock, 5th-grade teacher
KHS Bearcat Boosters
The KHS Bearcat Booster Club is committed to the pursuit of outstanding athletics at Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska! We are a proud supporter of all the athletic teams and coaches. Please donate to our continued success! Past donations include Weight Room T-shirts and equipment, the Training Room Ultrasound Machine, Ice Machine and Hydorcollater, and Computer Software for Game Plan. We have donated over $190,000 for the Coaches Wish List items since 1996.
Kearney Community Learning Center
Kearney Community Learning Center provides quality educational after school programming for students in grades K-8 in Kearney. What we do: Improve the quality of a broad array of services and activities to meet students' developmental and academic needs including: alignment to the school day, homework help and tutoring, physical activity, the arts, community service, choices for hands-on learning activities, positive youth development, and leadership.
KHS Career & Technical Education
Kearney High School anticipates each learning community will need an average of $1,500 per student for:
·Dual Credit scholarships to help students at the free and reduced lunch levels to gain college/CCC credit and jumpstart the next step in their successful careers.  Specialized tools, AP Exams, Food Safety, Welding Certification, Real Estate Exams. Transportation to internships, work-based experiences, UNK, etc.   CTSO travel and registrations to National Competitions.
KHS Theater Boosters
The KHS Theatre Boosters endeavor to generate enthusiasm, skill, and life skills for students by supporting theatre activities at Kearney High School. We believe that by creating opportunities for students to develop their talents, communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem through theatre activities that they become better citizens. Students learn about cooperation and collaboration while developing a strong work ethic, empathy and respect for others as well as an appreciation of the arts. Our goal is to provide assistance to both the theatre departments to help our students thrive.
Each year we support:
• Participation in theatre conferences and competitions
• Hands-on experiences in producing quality presentations for our school and community
• Awarding scholarships to theatre students taking their education to the next level
• Providing fun activities and celebrations which fosters a love for school and theatre programs/activities
• Fundraising for needed equipment and/or supplies for the theatre departments
KHS Dual Credit Scholarship Fund
Kearney Public Schools is committed to providing high-quality experiences to students that prepare them fora variety of post-secondary options. Financial constraints are a frequent barrier to students' ability to take advantage of these opportunities. Your contribution will help fund a student's tuition for a dual credit class.
KPS TeamMates
The Kearney Public Schools TeamMate Mentoring Program matches students in 6-12 grades with adults from the Kearney area. TeamMates meet weekly at school and join other TeamMates each month at TeamMate Night Out. Through meetings at school and TeamMate Night Out activities TeamMates build bonds of friendship. Most mentors begin meeting with their mentees in 6th grade and see them graduate from high school. TeamMate research shows that students who meet with their TeamMate mentor, a person who sees their potential and cares for them, at least 24 or more times during the school year do better in school. This support transforms their lives and gives them HOPE for a bright future.
KPS Foundation
KPS Foundation will enhance the services and budget of Kearney Public School District through meaningful relationships and donor-responsive philanthropy.   Purpose: Provide funding for programs and projects which support the education for all students within the Kearney Public Schools District.
KHS Post Prom 2021
Providing a drug and alcohol free post prom experience that is safe, fun and memorable!
KHS Student Council - Bearcat Cares Food Pantry
The mission statement of the Kearney High School Student Council shall be to represent KHS students so that opinions and concerns may be voiced to the administration, to host activities for KHS students which allows expression of school spirit, to present positive leadership and promote the general welfare of the school and the community. The Bearcat Cares Food Pantry is a direct connection to our mission statement because it provides for the welfare of our students and their families.
Merryman Performing Arts Center
The MPAC achieves these goals with selected programming and continual outreach to underserved area audiences. The educational programs serve all area school children at no cost to the students. Area schools provide transportation to and from the MPAC, as the MPAC seeks funding for programming costs. Help the Merryman continue to be an "engine of creativity" for area youth and a place of "affirmation" for communities in Central Nebraska.
Northeast Elementary PTO - Playground Renovation
Northeast's families, students, and staff have been focused on improving physical fitness programs to help students develop life-long healthy wellness and fitness behaviors. As part of that focus, the poor state of playground equipment was identified. Many of the pieces of equipment are more than 25 years old and require constant maintenance in order to be used by students.