United Way of the Midlands and 40 Local Agencies Help At-Risk “Opportunity Youth”
The Opportunity Youth Hub is a United Way of the Midlands program that serves area “Opportunity Youth” – young people ages 16 to 24 who lack meaningful connections to work or education.
There are an estimated 6.7 million Opportunity Youth nationwide and as many as 8.000 in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area.
Opportunity Youth Hub staff refer young people in need of services to one or more of the Hub’s 40 partnering agencies that make up the Opportunity Youth Alliance. The Hub served 200 young people during its pilot year – twice as many as expected.