Investment in programs that offer youth enrichment and character development opportunities with peers and adults.
Girls face challenges to achieve their fullest potential in school, at home and within their neighborhoods. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) teaches girls resiliency and grit. They learn to seek challenges, to (sometimes) fail, and to try again. While having fun with their best friends, girls learn important 21st century skills: problem-solving, decision making, team building, and healthy relationships.
The Girl Scout Outreach Program will serve than 2,000 girls in grades K-12 at 36 school and community sites. The Program serves the highest need girls in the community based on: research from the Department of Education’s free and reduced lunch statistics, ethnic diversity, and gaps in traditional Girl Scout participation. Participating girls are given a fun and meaningful place to connect with others when not in school.
The YMCA of Greater Omaha has the largest Youth Sports program in the Omaha community. Over 5,000 unduplicated individuals participate in the YMCA Youth Sports program each year at the branches requesting United Way funding. The Y offers scholarships which provides all youth the opportunity to play a team sport regardless of their parent’s ability to pay.