Nonprofit Groups Representing K – 12th Grade Can Raise Money For Their Organizations

OMAHA – Youth-focused organizations can earn up to $1,000 through UScellular’s Community Connections program.

According to a release from UScellular, this will be the seventh consecutive year of the program.

Whether it’s STEM programs, sports teams, marching bands, dance teams, arts or a variety of other groups, organizers can sign up at and start earning money for their activity – 100% virtually.

Once registered online, nonprofit groups that represent youth from kindergarten up to 12th grade have 14 days to rally their friends, families and social followers to complete digital activities, such as watching a video or following UScellular on its social channels to earn funds. Each completed activity earns money that goes directly to the organization.

Jared Blecha, UScellular’s director of sales for Nebraska says, “now more than ever, K-12 groups are in need of funds to support their activities and initiatives. The Community Connections program offers an easy, virtual platform for youth organizations to raise money throughout the year and helps kids achieve their goals.”

An eligible organization may apply for participation in the program from now until March 31, 2021 or when available funds are depleted, whichever occurs first.

Since launching the program in 2015, U.S. Cellular has awarded more than $1.4 million to 3,100 groups nationwide to support their needs from equipment purchases to field trips. For more information and to view the official rules, go to