Key Life Skills

KEY LIFE SKILLS ARE CRITICAL TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS. 
 
We want to see 85% of 9th graders in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area on track to succeed in school and life. That's approximately 7,900 students! 
 
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Non-academic skills such as listening, critical thinking, and collaboration are essential to developing a well-rounded student. Developing emotional and social skills is an important step for successful future employment.
 
It's important to instill key life skills early on in your child's life. From infancy through pre-teens, here are some exercises that will help your child develop key life skills.
 
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We visited one of our funded program at Kids Can Community Center in Omaha to peek in on "a day in the life" of young students learning important life skills. Watch below!

 

  

 

  

The generosity of many individuals in our area have empowered United Way of the Midlands to invest with the goal to reduce poverty in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. To learn more about how we invest, visit: 

 
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We love our volunteers! For individual or group volunteer opportunities, please contact Dani Ohlman at volunteer@uwmidlands.org or 402-522-7949.

 

*Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (2014). Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence.