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BGCM – Educational Support 2018-20

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands

BGCM educational programs focus on ensuring that youth living in poverty are ready to learn and achieve academic success by providing them with academic support they need in the form of evidence based programs targeted towards at ­risk youth. BGCM helps youth be on track to succeed in school and life by supporting Club members’ efforts to graduate from high school on time; prepared for college, trade school, the military or gainful employment.

Maximizing Academic Readiness through a Multigenerational Approach

Completely KIDS

Completely KIDS believes in a comprehensive, two-generation approach to tackling the complex problems faced by children and families living in poverty. For youth pre-kindergarten through high school, Completely KIDS provides after-school and summer programming (aka out-of-school time), mental and behavioral health services, and career readiness through job training and mentoring, and meets basic needs by providing food and clothing. The parents’ needs are met through classes (basic literacy, GED, ESL, financial literacy, parenting classes) and supportive services including care management for resources and referrals, and access to support groups.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska – Outreach

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska

Girl Scouts aims to empower every girl—regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, or geographic location—to make the world a better place. Through the Outreach program, they provide Girl Scout programming to girls who cannot otherwise afford to participate. They alleviate financial, transportation, and other barriers by forming Girl Scout troops in schools under the umbrella of after-school programs in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Girl Scouts is offered to girls in grades K-12.

The Girls Inc. Experience

Girls Incorporated of Omaha

Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs and experiences that equip girls to overcome serious barriers to grow up strong, smart, and bold. We provide academic enrichment/intervention programs to help girls stay or become engaged with school; meet significant academic benchmarks; and pursue college or other post-secondary education/training. Girls Inc. provides caring, nurturing adults who have expectations that girls can learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.

Solomon Girls Center

Heartland Family Service

Heartland Family Service’s Solomon Girls Program (SGP) is a summer enrichment academy that works with girls from the northeast Omaha community. The program promotes literacy improvement during summer activities in order to reduce summer learning loss, and enhance educational and social growth, self-confidence and leadership skills, as well as promote academic and life enrichment.

The Hope Employment and Learning Academics

Hope Center for Kids, Inc.

The Hope Employment and Learning Academies provide kids in North Omaha ages 5-19 the academic and personal support needed to progress on grade-level, graduate high school and be able to get and keep gainful employment. Students receive homework help and tutoring for one hour each day, participate community service activities and have the opportunity to participate in college visits.

Out of School Programs

Kids Can Community Center

Kids Can currently has five sites offering Out Of School programs for children 5 to 13 years old. The Center site at 49th and Q offers the widest variety of programs including mentoring, before and after school programs, and full day programs. Kids Can also operates school-based sites at Gilder, Miller Park, Wakonda and Mandela Elementary Schools. At these locations, they operate after-school programming on regularly scheduled school days and some full day programming. Kids Can improves literacy skills and life skill development through real-life, hands-on learning and enrichment opportunities.

Out of School Time

YMCA of Greater Omaha

The YMCA of Greater Omaha offers Out of School Time and Summer Day Camp programs for youth from low-income families, ages 5 to 13, during the critical after school hours and during the summer. They focus on two key elements: keeping children safe while providing educational and enriching activities. These programs strengthen critical social-emotional skills and enhance the child’s overall well-being.   Serving areas such as Council Bluffs, Benson, north Omaha, south Omaha, and downtown Omaha, the YMCA’s Out of School Time program serves a high percentage of low-income families.

United Way of the Midlands   |   2201 Farnam Street   |   Omaha, NE 68102   |   402-342-8232

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