Pro-Social Activities

Pro-Social Activities

Pro-social activities, such as a veteran's club or Alcoholics Anonymous, provide an opportunity for individuals to connect with each other and community members in positive ways during their incarceration. 

Program Description
7th Step

7th Step is a self-betterment club that allows members to discuss and work on issues that hold them back from their best selves. Topics can include drug use, anger, family issues and more. 

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is an organization to encourage its members to read, and listen at meetings to information provided through speakers. Members may use the program as a foundation to encourage and provide opportunities in facing the truth about their accountability for their addiction. 

AACS (African American Culture Society)

Participants in AACS (African American Culture Society) learn, and/or retain the religion, culture, arts, customs, crafts, language and heritage of the African American people. 

Alpha

Alpha promotes daily living skills for offenders and encourages character development. All classes are biblically based and open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation. The program includes lessons on addiction prevention, understanding marriage, understanding parenthood and managing finances. 

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a workshop that that provides insight on topics such as anger and relationships. The project introduces new ways to manage disagreements. 

Chess Class

On a monthly basis a volunteer comes to conduct a chess class. Chess teaches strategy, long term goal setting, and persistence under the guidance and role modeling of a patient teacher. 

Circle of Concerned Lifers

This club is organized and operated by a group of individuals serving lengthy or life sentences, with the focus on mentoring others and lowering recidivism. The club's goals and activities encourage a purposeful life and promote a healthier culture within the facility. 

Community Choir

Elementary and high school choir teachers from the community volunteer to teach vocal techniques, usually in preparation for an event, such as a talent show, NCYF High School graduation, or a volunteer appreciation ceremony. 

Family Foundations

Six Pence Family Foundations is early childhood specialists that work with the nursery mothers on child development and infant milestones along with various infant/child classes. 

Growing Up Wild

Provided by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission every three months., this class promotes and educates mothers on the benefits of having their children outdoors and experiencing nature. 

Harambee African Cultural Organization (HACO)

This self-betterment club provides and opportunity to explore the root of the African American culture and heritage, including the past, present and future. 

Keyboard/Guitar

Lessons are provided three times per week and assist in learning and perfecting a skill that takes discipline and persistence. 

MATA Club (Mexican Awareness Through Association)

Participants in this self-betterment club learn and/or retain the religious, cultural aspects, arts, customs, crafts, language, and the heritage of the Hispanic people. 

Mentoring Program

Incarcerated individuals are partnered with a community mentor where they are given advice and do an activity together on a weekly basis. The mentors assist inmates in preparing them for their roles as productive citizens in the areas of jobs, housing, family and values. 

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous encourages its members to attend meetings, read and listen to speakers. Membership in the program serves as a foundation to encourage and face the truth about addiction. 

Native Americans Spiritual and Cultural Awareness Group (NASCA)

NASCA is designed to help Native Americans express their uniqueness of cultural and spiritual practices. Participants are given the chance to learn how to sing, pray and dance from a Native perspective. 

Outlaw's Journey Writing Program

The Outlaws Journey Writing Program gives participants the opportunity to be the hero of their life journey, and to be the main character of their own story. 

Parenting Class

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication, and appropriate discipline. Meets for a total of 8 hours. 

Religious Programming

The Nebraska Department of Correctional services provides accommodations for 20 different religions. Inmates may attend a variety of religious services.

S.T.O.P. (Standing Together on Purpose)

S.T.O.P. (Standing Together on Purpose) is a multi-cultural club that teaches about the heritage and legacy of American people. S.T.O.P. aims to further promote the cultural construction of stable bridges for effective communication between all people. 

Sports leagues

A variety of different sports leagues are offered throughout NDCS facilities. Please check with recreational specialists for more information.

Stamp Cutting and Coupon Cutting Community Service Projects

Stamp Cutting and Coupon Cutting Community Service Projects assist incarcerated individuals with their knowledge and understanding of philatelic materials to promote better interpersonal relations in the brotherhood of stamp collectors. 

Toastmasters

Toastmasters empowers people to improve communication and leadership skills, find the courage to change, achieve their full potential, and realize their dreams.

Veteran's Group

The Veteran's Group aims to assist all veterans and honorary members, including veterans of the United States of America and its Allies Forces in addition to their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans. The group provides opportunities for veterans to find employment upon release. 

Volunteer Nebraska Community Service Projects

Volunteer Nebraska Community Service Projects encourage inmates to help others. Participants are given four community services opportunities each year.