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The Giving Guide - Supporting NonProfits

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Wish List:

• Volunteers
• School Supplies
• Art Supplies
• Healthy Snacks
• Lap-top Computers
• Cultural Event Tickets

The Partnership For Our Kids

Essential Information

Contact NameRecruitment Specialist
Address 1004 Farnam Street
Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone402-930-3000
Website URL www.thepartnershipforo...

Our goal is to inspire more kids to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams. In an effort to help more students succeed, two youth service programs, Winners Circle and All Our Kids merged together to form The Partnership For Our Kids in 2007. The Partnership is currently serving 4,500 at-risk youth, grades K-12, in Omaha Public Schools.


The Partnership’s goal setting program is an incentive system that motivates students, grades K-6, to set personal, academic and citizenship goals. The program enlists help from community volunteers who serve as “Goal Buddies”. These community volunteers visit students in their classrooms twice a quarter, offering extra encouragement to help students achieve their goals. Students who succeed in achieving their goals are publicly recognized for their accomplishments at quarterly celebrations with their families, teachers and friends. The program also provides professional support to teachers in the form of goal setting materials, recognition awards and quarterly classroom incentives.


In addition, The Partnership For Our Kids also offers a group mentoring program for students in grades 6-12. The group mentoring meetings take place after school in a classroom setting and are facilitated by the program staff members. Group mentors interact with a small group of 3-4 students at bi-monthly meetings and fieldtrips or workshops. Program services that are offered to each student include academic guidance, career exploration field trips, prevention education and service learning opportunities. Graduates of the program are eligible for college scholarships through the scholarship endowment fund.


The Partnership programs provide a continuum of services, supporting students from the moment they enter the classroom through their high school graduation and beyond.



 


Giving opportunities:  



  • Fuel Students With Healthy Snacks:  A donation of $25 feeds 10 students a healthy snack at a Partnership meeting or event.

  • Set Students Up For Success:  A donation of $50 gives 10 students the supplies they need for a successful school year.

  • Provide A Ride:  A donation of $100 transports 25 students home safely from a Partnership activity.

  • Fund A Workshop: A donation of $250 funds an enrichment workshop or careerexploration field trip for 25 students.

  • Reward Achievement:   A donation of $500 provides 1,000 students with well-deserved recognition awards for meeting their academic goals.

  • Empower Students With Knowledge For College:  A donation of $1,000 allows 50 students to start planning their future with college access workshops and campus tours.

  • Donate Online: Visit us online at www.thepartnershipforourkids.org and make a donation today!



     


Volunteer opportunities:  



  • Goal Buddies • Goal Buddies visit students in their classrooms encouraging them to pursue their personal goals in math, reading and citizenship. Each Goal Buddy team is composed of 2-3 community volunteers assigned to two specific classrooms. These volunteer teams visit the students twice per school quarter and are invited to join in quarterly celebrations.

  • Group Mentors • Group mentors interact with a small group of 3-4 students in a fun educational setting. Each mentor meeting takes place after school in a classroom or in the community and is coordinated by staff members.

  • Special Event Volunteers • Special event volunteers are needed three to four times per year. Responsibilities vary but may include event set-up, ticket sales, silent auction item solicitation and greeting guests.


 

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Creating a community of caring for students in kindergarten through high school, 
helping more disadvantaged youth to graduate and pursue higher education.

Creating a community of caring for students in kindergarten through high school, helping more disadvantaged youth to graduate and pursue higher education.