Investment in programs that provide high quality programming and safe environments for youth to explore their interests, provide the foundation for success in school and life, and build healthy relationships with peers and adults.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) provides safety, nutrition and programming centered on making healthy choices for the more than 7,010 members we serve each year and the 1,871 we serve on average each day.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) provides ongoing, outcomes-based programming to support our 7,010 members so they will be ready to learn and reach their full potential.
The Hope Center for Kids provides a safe after-school and summer program where children and youth can receive a hot meal, engage in academic support, and receive employment training. The Hope Employment and Learning Academy is comprised of three core programs, which consist of The Hope Learning Academy for Children (5-12), The Hope Learning Academy for Youth (13-18), and the competitive Hope Employment and Learning Academy (HE&LA) that serves 10th-12th grades. It is the Hope Center for Kids' goal to function as an educational support to supplement the public school system.
The Salvation Army Omaha North Corps Community Center is an expression of The Salvation Army's goal to serve humanity through holistic family education and opportunities that help end generational cycles of poverty. The Sal is more than a basketball program; aligned with the mission of The Salvation Army, our array of programs encourage enriching, life-changing experiences for children, adults and families.
Kids Can Out-of-School programs develop skills in children 5 to 13 years old that will promote personal and academic growth and success by providing safe, structured social and academic skill building activities. Out Of School programs at Kids Can encompasses Before School, After School, and Full-Day programs throughout the entire calendar year.
Completely KIDS exists to stop the cycle of poverty by providing educational and supportive services to children and families so that they can overcome barriers to their success caused by intergenerational poverty. Every year, Completely KIDS serves more than 1700 children and their families primarily through after school and summer programs located in seven Omaha Public School buildings and at the Completely KIDS headquarters. Completely KIDS provides services for families from the time a child enters Pre-Kindergarten through middle school. These relationships with children and families allow Completely KIDS to build trust and establish long term supportive services to combat long term problems.
Completely KIDS exists to stop the cycle of poverty by providing educational and supportive services to children and families so that they can overcome barriers to their success. In partnership with three local shelters, Completely KIDS provides programming targeted to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of school-aged children residing in the shelters.
The Solomon Girls Center is a comprehensive afterschool and summer program for low-income girls in northeast Omaha. The Solomon Girls Center provides personal and business leadership skills that allow each participant to cultivate a sense of responsibility for her family, self and community. Any girl ages 5-18 years old may become a member of the program.
The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and gender-specific programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
The Out-of-School Time and Summer Day Camp programs for low-income and minority youth offered by the YMCA of Greater Omaha provide quality care for children ages 5 to 12 during the important after school hours, holiday or staff development days when school is not in session and during the summer. Out-of-School Time programs keep children safe and give them opportunities to participate in fun, educational and enriching activities under adult supervision that strengthen them emotionally, socially, cognitively and physically.
The Teen Safety Net program provides a safe, supervised environment with activities that reinforce academic competencies, foster curiosity and future focus, develop positive behaviors, provide caring adult relationships, and support basic needs to teens after school, weekends and during the summer. Teen programming is available at Butler-Gast, South Omaha YMCA Program Center, Council Bluffs, Maple and Sarpy YMCAs. The YMCA of Greater Omaha also works with Collective for Youth to implement afterschool programs for teens and pre-teens at Omaha Public School’s McMillan Magnet Middle School.