Adrianne Poppe (right) raises awareness for CEDARS youth services on “Moms Everyday”on the 10/11 NOW news show in Lincoln with host Taryn Vanderford.
Where are they now? Adrianne Poppe
“See the light in others and treat them as if that’s all you see,” is a favorite quote of Grant native, Adrianne Poppe who has taken her talents to Lincoln where she serves Nebraska’s youth and families.
A 2004 graduate of Grant High School, Poppe is the daughter of Kevin and Monica Poppe of Grant.
This month, Poppe will celebrate 10 years at CEDARS youth services in Lincoln. Currently, she serves as the Recruitment and Engagement Manager.
CEDARS youth services has been helping kids in crisis and building strong families in the communities they serve for over 70 years. They serve over 1,000 children and youth daily through various programs within family resource and education, out of home and emergency services and juvenile justice services.
While attending the University of Nebraska, Poppe was a member and captain of the UNL cheerleading team when they were asked to help out with the National Adoption Day Celebration.
“That day was the game changer for me,” Poppe said when asked about her career path.
Prior to that event, she was pursuing a degree in middle level education. However, after seeing all of the children, families and supporters coming together to celebrate their journey into their forever families, she knew she needed to take another path.
The very next day she changed her major to child, youth and family studies. Her advisor also suggested looking into a part time job with CEDARS. After walking in the doors, Poppe knew immediately CEDARS was where she was meant to be.
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