Connecting Young Nebraskans

Connecting Young Nebraskans

Connecting Young Nebraskans (CYN) is a statewide network designed to connect, empower and retain young Nebraskans. CYN focuses on enhancing the opportunities for individuals ages 21–40 to impact their communities through networking and learning experiences.

The CYN Network is a dynamic and diverse group of peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn and the desire to build important relationships that will impact the future.

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Core Beliefs

CYNers come from a variety of professions, have a desire to connect with peers, and make an impact that will create a better future for Nebraska and beyond.


CYN is building a network of engaged young Nebraskans. CYN has connected 550+ professionals and is continuing to develop relationships across the state.

Connecting Young Nebraskans is a program of the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska. The Rural Futures Institute believes that young leaders are a vital part of communities and that young leaders should be included in the community leadership structure. By embracing the growth and development of these individuals we can harness their ambitions to energize communities across the nation.

Connecting Young Nebraskans


There are many opportunities to be part of Connecting Young Nebraskans:

Past Events

Missed a CYN webinar or event? Check out the webinar recordings and highlight reels.