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. 

Programsort ascending Description
WEC Sowers

This program is designed to teach about how to plant, care for and grow plants.  Additionally participants learn how to increase the population of monarch butterflies through planting.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest.

Waterwalks

This is a spiritually based, inmate facilitated group discussion.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest; support

Volunteer Nebraska Community Service Projects

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


Need addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest; attitude/behavior

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.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Toastmasters

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


Needs addressed:  Pro-social; outside interest; attitude; behavior.

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

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


Needs addressed:  Pro-social; outside interest.

Stamp Cutting and Coupon Cutting

Stamp and Coupon Cutting teaches about philatelic (stamp collecting) activities and materials.  The stamps themselves go to community service  projects such as to purchase Bibles for under developed countries and to help veterans. 


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest.

Sports/Recreation Activities

A variety of activities that encourage health pastimes are offered at all facilities. Please check with recreational specialists for more information.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest; health.

Social Security Workshop

Workshop to assist participants obtain their Social Security cards in order to be prepared for re-entry and employment.


Need addressed:  Employment

Restorative Circle

A support group for incarcerated individuals working on restorative justice.


Needs addressed:  Support; pro-social/outside interest.

Religious Classses and activities

Variety of classes, workshops and religious services designed to help inmates with support and spiritual development.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social, support.

Reentry Program

Peer support program which addresses a number of topics such as anger management; employability, wellness and recovery.


Need addressed:  Support.

Reconnect: Pass It On

Helps participants serving 15 years to life, develop peer mentors in prison to help them serve their sentences productively.  Need addressed:  Pro-social.

Prison Fellowship Conquer Series

Provides support for those with pornography and sex addictions.  This is a pre-requisite to the Prison Fellowship & Pillars program.


Needs:  Pro-social/outside interest; support for sex offenders.

Prison Fellowship 7 Pillars

Provides support to those with pornography and sex addictions.


Need addressed:  Support for sex offender.

Prison Fellowship

Provides faith based speakers and mentoring to incarcerated individuals.


Needs addressed:  Prosocial/Outside Interest, support.

Peru Inside Out

A dynamic partnership between students and incarcerated men to study crime and justice; critically analyze the criminal justice system, punishment versus rehabilitation; myths and realities of contemporary prison lie; race, class and other diversity issues; victim issues; and restorative justice.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social, education

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.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social and support.

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.


Needs address:  Pro-social/outside interest and support.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous encourages its members to attend meetings, read and listen to speakers to face the truth and be accountable for their addictions.


Need addressed:  Drug addiction support; pro-social/outside interest.

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.


Need addressed:  Pro-social; support; life skills

MATA Club (Mexican Awareness Through Association)

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


Needs addressed:  Outside interest and support.

Lifer's Club

Provides a useful medium for lifers to work together toward constructive goals.


Needs addressed:  Support; pro-social/outside interest.

Keyboard/Guitar

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


Need addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest.

Inmate Council

Provides the opportunity for inmate representatives to have input into things which improve facility quality of life.


Needs addressed: Pro-social activity and outside interest.

Incentive Program

A program designed to help inmates develop skills in sanitation, personal hygiene, citizenship, work, education, and behavior.  An inmate who meets the established criteria may earn rewards for levels of achievement.


Needs addressed:  Life skills; attitudes; behavior.

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.


Need addressed:  Outside interest.

Garden Enterprise

Educational class on hour to plant, grow and sell produce. 


Need addressed:  Pro-social activity/outside interest.

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.


Need addressed:  Pro-social.

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. 

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.


Need Addressed:  Pro-social

Art Class

On a monthly basis, NCYF's art class allows inmates to express their feelings and emotions through art. A theme is given and art supplies are provided.


Need addressed:  Pro-social

Advanced Outlaws Journey Program

Participants write their own story with themselves as the main character. 


Needs Addressed:  Education; pro-social

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.


Need Addressed:  Support for addiction.

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.


 Need Addressed:  Support