A Place to Be Ourselves

Nebraska Stories

Air Date: 04/11/2024

Adeline Johnson is just your average second-grade teacher and mom who decided to create a community nonprofit in her very limited spare time. Johnson is the mother of a disabled daughter and discovered that daycare operations in her community of Hastings do not typically take children over the age of 12, which means special needs children age out of daycare programs, which poses a challenge for working parents of children with disabilities, as well as for the children themselves. That’s when she created Our Place After School Care, an innovative non-profit where teens with impairments can come after school to further their academic studies and learn social and life skills. It’s the first nonprofit of its kind in Nebraska.

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