No Limits Nebraska

Fall 2023 Newsletter

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Apply for Mini Grants Now!

Welcome back to school! Here is to a fantastic 2023-2024 school year!

No Limits Nebraska has mini grants ready to go for Nebraska teens who want to fight Big Tobacco and its manipulative marketing tactics.

  • The grants are available for student in grades 7-12+. Students must have one adult sponsor.
  • One tobacco prevention event for $250.
  • Two tobacco prevention events for $500.
  • Once applications are turned in, No Limits will look over the applications and determine your eligibility. Priority will be given to grant applications with a focus on policy change and a plan for media involvement.
  • There will be a short closing evaluation that will need to be turned in at the end of the grant cycle.

Apply here!

Everything you need to know for Mini Grants can be found by clicking the button below.

Mini Grants

Mini Grant Resource Center

Red Ribbon Week October 23-31st is the Perfect Time for Tobacco Prevention Events!

Mini Grants are the perfect way to reinforce tobacco prevention during your Red Ribbon Week activities!
  • Mini Grants can Reinforce Red Ribbon Week: Red Ribbon week is a great way to draw attention to drug prevention. If you would like to reinforce the events you are having during the designated national week, the mini grants would be a simple way to add to the success of your event. No Limits Mini Grants

Please reach out with any questions! No Limits is here to serve your tobacco prevention endeavors!

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Be a Part of A Movement to Take Down the Tobacco Industry!

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No Limits Nebraska Youth Leadership Team Applications Coming in Early 2024!

Teens across the state will have the opportunity to learn more leadership skills. Make a commitment to serve their state on this important leadership team to create a tobacco-free Nebraska! Each applicant will need an adult mentor to submit a recommendation to No Limits Nebraska. The applicant must also make a commitment for a year of service. This will be open to 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders. This dynamic team of youth will be learning all about tobacco prevention and will serve their communities as well as the entire state of Nebraska. They will assist in engaging youth membership in their local areas. One of the main responsibilities will be helping to organize a statewide Take Down Tobacco Day. This will include a day at our state capitol in Lincoln to watch how the legislature works and to interact with senators to bring attention to the issue of the tobacco industry. Announcements for the No Limits Leadership Team applications will be coming out in January 2024. Keep an eye out on the No Limits Resource page.
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CATCH My Breath & Tools for Tobacco Free Schools

Train the Trainer Opportunities for 2023-2024 School Year!

No Limits Nebraska will be holding regional trainings to overview free resources for schools to create a tobacco free school.
  • What are you doing in conjunction with disciplinary actions such as suspensions?
  • Would you like tobacco prevention/cessation to be student lead?
  • Do you need to look at your current policies and engage your community in your efforts to create a tobacco free school and community?

Please reach out to No Limits Nebraska if you would like to organize a training in your area: Ranae Aspen, and Phone # 531-893-3051.

Final Thoughts

I am so excited to help you and our state take down Big Tobacco and create Tobacco-Free generations starting this school year! I am here to serve you, your students, and your community. Together, we can create a healthier Nebraska! I look forward to meeting all of you. I am very responsive, please reach out to me if I can be of assistance to you in your endeavors for VAPE and Tobacco Free schools!

Best Regards,

Ranae Aspen, MAS

Statewide Youth Tobacco Specialist

Nebraska Department of Education


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