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Robben serves foundation as Nex-Generation intern

Samantha Robben, Grinnell, was selected to serve as the summer 2021 Nex-Generation Roundup for Youth, Inc. intern for the Sheridan County Community Foundation.

Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc., is a charitable, non-profit organization designed to fund, promote, and support educational projects, career development, and community programs focused on youth.

High school and college students are matched with local businesses throughout northwest and north central Kansas for both work study opportunities during the school year and paid, summer internships.

Students gain professional skills and broaden their perspectives on career options. Local businesses benefit by networking with youth, bringing fresh ideas to the workplace, and “interviewing” students for potential future jobs – all of which contribute to youth retention to our small, rural communities.

As SCCF’s intern, Robben will be assisting Karl Pratt, board liaison, with several projects throughout the summer including the development of a social media calendar and content; photographing area events, businesses and activities for use in web, print and social media promotions; website and database management; and designing travel and relocation resources, to name a few.

“I’m excited to learn more about the community and area through this organization while developing skills that will be beneficial to my future career. Nex-Generation is a great program, and I would encourage any student to pursue an internship through them! I can’t wait to help out with projects this summer that will be utilized by SCCF and community for years to come!” said Robben.

This is Robben’s second year to participate in the Nex-Gen internship program. In 2020, she served as the intern for Hoxie’s Elephant Bistro & Bar.

Robben is a recent graduate of Hoxie High School who plans to pursue a degree in marketing at Kansas State University, Manhattan, this fall. She is the daughter of Doug and Kim Robben.

To learn more about the Nex-Generation Internship Program, visit or contact Jacque Beckman, executive director, at 877-567-7872,

SCCF is an affiliate of the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation based in Bird City. The foundation seeks to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life in Sheridan County residents, now and in the future. To learn more, contact Pratt at 785-675-1240,, visit Connect with SCCF at

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