Rabble Mill

a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

2022 Rabble Mill Annual Report


Through peer support and mentorship — and with tablets, cameras, mics and skateboards — we make a party out of experiential STEAM and physical education.

Youth We Served*

  • 995 different K-12 students through after school clubs alone, in Omaha and Lincoln
    • 85.6% qualify for free/reduced lunch
    • 84.3% identify as a racial or ethnic minority
    • 57% met a new friend
    • 97% would consider recommending our clubs to a friend
    • From First Day to Last Day Survey responses:
      • 14% increase in positive adult experiences
      • 10% increase in feeling accepted
      • 8% increase in having a positive attitude
      • 7% increase in a desire to learn
      *From January – December 2022

After School Clubs

  • 30: Rabble Club (skate + beatmaking) sessions
  • 101: Skate Club sessions 
  • 325: Skate Club students served
  • 106: Beatmaking Club sessions
  • 200: skateboards/helmets gifted to youth

Camps & Lessons

  • 55: summer camps at The Bay LNK (including: GIRL Power; Here & Queer; Unified Skate; Write Record and Release; Scratch Spin Loop; Roll Up and Roll Out)
  • 117: total youth in camps
  • 59%: attended on full/partial scholarship
  • 169: Skate School sessions serving 400+ youth (51% attended on full/partial scholarship)
  • 10: Nebraska towns represented by 42, 14-18-year-olds at our Good Living Camp with Nebraska 4-H near Halsey

Drop-In Hours & Events

  • 1: Skate, Art, Music Festival
  • 4: Pop-up Art + Thrifts
  • 3: Youth Pride events
  • 8,600: check-ins to The Bay Lincoln (LNK)
  • 1,364: Open Skate hours at The Bay LNK
  • 1: Adult Prom fundraiser that raised $20,000
  • 1: Special Olympics Nebraska eSports Competition
  • 1: Central Skateshop/Precision Skateboards Winter Competition
  • 5: Homeschool P.E. sessions


  • 30,000+: content impressions from Rabble Media’s Nebraska Young Voters project
  • 2,600+: estimated socks distributed to people experiencing homelessness via Skate For Change

Out-of-School Partners

Elementary Schools

Belvedere, Bloomer, Central Park, Conestoga, Gifford Park, Gilder, Gomez Heritage, Jackson, King, Lakeview, Liberty, Lothrop, Nelson Mandela, Sherman, Wakonda

Middle Schools

Goodrich, Lewis & Clark, Park, Marrs

High Schools

Lincoln High


Airpark Community Center, Belmont Community Center, Big Brother Big Sister, CenterPointe, Child Saving Institute, City Impact, Completely Kids, ECHO Collective, El Centro de las Américas, Girls Inc. North and South, F Street Community Center, inCOMMON Community Development North and South, Latino Center of the Midlands, Malone Center

Other Out-of-School Partners

Beyond School Bells (Nebraska Children and Families Foundation), Center for Rural Affairs, City of Omaha Parks and Recreation, Halsey National Forest Service, Millwork Commons, Nebraska 4-H/UNL Extension, Nebraska Community Foundation

“We got full-on hugs, fist bumps and cheers from Rabble Club students at Lothrop Elementary right as I walked into the school yesterday, and we helped two girls learn how to drop in on their skateboards for the very first time! Never gets old.”

— Drew Newlin, People Operations Director, Rabble Mill

My heart sank when I heard it…But if that doesn’t speak to how welcome they feel and how much fun they have here, I don’t know what does.

— Letura Idigima, Program Manager, The Bay Lincoln (after learning two kids from F Street Community Center missed the bus to The Bay, but made the 40-minute walk anyway)

“Yesterday, I noticed some of my boys skipped basketball practice just to attend Noah’s beatmaking class!”

— After School Site Director, Conestoga Elementary School


Created in partnership with Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Nebraska’s business and charitable community — and housed at our newly renovated The Bay LNK — our/the Bay High Focus Program provides creative, entrepreneurial-minded students with the tools, access and stewardship to be successful creators of tomorrow through business, marketing and info tech courses.

  • 42 and 32: junior and senior students, respectively, in Bay High’s inaugural classes
  • 45%: students representing a racial or ethnic minority
  • 51%: students who qualify for free/reduced lunch
  • 2: Bay High’s rank in racial/ethnic diversity in the LPS district
  • 1: visit to/from professionals in digital creation, music and skateboarding in its first quarter alone

Made Possible By

ALLO/Nelnet, Cooper Foundation, Spreetail, Archrival, Abel Foundation, Acklie Charitable Foundation, Ameritas, CompanyCam, Union Bank & Trust, WRK Family Foundation, Duncan Family Trust, Rogers Foundation, BVH Architecture, Community Health Endowment of Lincoln, Lincoln Community Foundation, The Skatepark Project, Capital One, Swanson Russell, Speedway

One takeaway … was you can’t do everything on your own. Whether it be making music or dealing with problems in your life, you should try your best to reach out to others and work together to make something awesome.

— Bay High junior


Thanks to our generous donors for supporting our programming for Nebraska youth. We couldn’t accomplish our goals to build a stronger, more resilient community without your support, involvement and enthusiasm.

Donate now at rabblemill.org/donate.


Acklie Charitable Foundation

City of Lincoln

Cooper Foundation

Lozier Foundation

Craig and Heather Meier

Nebraska Crime Commission Juvenile Services

Sherwood Foundation

Susanne Shore and J. Peter Ricketts


$49,999 to $25,000

Abel Foundation



Duncan Family Trust

Lancaster County Juvenile Justice Prevention Fund

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation

$24,999 to $10,000


Bonnie Blackman

Chuck and Liz Mooty Family Foundation

Dianne and John Scott Fund
Electronic Arts

Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation

Luke and Katie Hansen

Hormel Harris Foundation

John W. Mooty Foundation

Scott Lloyd

M Eighmy Foundation

Brad and Jill Moline

Nebraska Community Foundation

Peter Kiewit Foundation

Woods Charitable Fund

WRK Family Foundation


$9,999 to $5,000


Capital One

Center for Rural Affairs

Lincoln Community Foundation

Matters on Tomorrow

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Aaron and Robin Shaddy