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Hope Center for Kids strives to faithfully inspire hope in North Omaha youth and children through education, employability, collaboration and faith. From the first day a child enters the program they are bombarded with hope. Hope that they will be strong enough to combat peer pressure. Hope that they will one day graduate from high school and attend college. Hope that their life has extraordinary meaning.
To achieve these aims, Hope Center for Kids offers several programs including Hope Employment & Learning Academy, Hope Skate, SOZO 402, and After Hope.
Please click here to learn more about Hope Center for Kids.
Midlands Mentoring Partnership, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, was created in August 1999 to improve the quality of mentoring programs and the quantity of mentoring matches in the Omaha community. Partner members of the Midlands Mentoring Partnership are direct-service mentoring programs that meet or exceed the national standards for mentoring, as outlined in the Elements of Effective Practice, 3rd edition.
To learn more about mentoring opportunities for your child, or to become a mentor yourself with a local best-practices program, please visit www.mmpomaha.org.
Talent Search is a college preparation program hosted by Creighton University that offers FREE academic support, career exploration, college preparation, and personal development opportunities to qualified youth in middle and high school. Talent Search’s goal is to help students to stay in school, graduate, and enroll in the college of their choice.
Talent Search students are serious about school and preparing for college. They have the desire and ability to stay in school, graduate from high school, and go on to college. Students show their commitment by keeping a grade point average of at least 2.50.
All parents of Talent Search students have the desire for their children to succeed in school and go to college. Most of the parents do not have four year college degrees and most are considered low-income by federal guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education.
All students in Talent Search must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States (or have applied for permanent residency).
The mission of TeamMates is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential. The TeamMates Program began in 1991 with the vision of University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife Nancy. The program began with twenty-two football players who met with middle school students in the Lincoln Public Schools. TeamMates has expanded and currently there are more than 5,600 matches (roughly 5,600 mentors, 5,600 youth) in 112 communities across Nebraska, Iowa and California!
TeamMates also provides youth with opportunities beyond high school graduation, such as career planning assistance, scholarship opportunities and much more.
If you are interested in having a mentor, or participating in the TeamMates Post-Secondary Support program, visit http://teammates.org/postsecondary/.
Police Athletics for Community Engagement
Police Athletics for Community Engagement (PACE) combines community policing, crime prevention, youth development and education via FREE team sports and law enforcement education camps for "at-risk" and disadvantaged inner-city youth in Omaha. PACE develops discipline, self-esteem, and positive moral values through wholesome sports competition and education programs.
To learn more about getting you and your child involved in PACE, please visit https://www.paceomaha.org/