Posts made in July, 2010

Fun With Finances

Posted by on Jul 30, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

Fun With Finances

They say “A penny saved is a penny earned,” and earlier this month the Partnership tenth graders put this old adage to practice. Students learned basic money management skills during a three day financial workshop hosted by the UNO student group, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, (CEO). CEO utilized a unique board game, which walked the students through many basic financial exercises. “Students had to simulate working for a paycheck, paying bills, balancing a checkbook and purchasing businesses, stocks and real estate,” explains Program Specialist, Amanda Burton. The group had an...

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MeLitta Wilson, In a Class Of Her Own

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

MeLitta Wilson, In a Class Of Her Own

“Do as much as you can, even if you don’t “feel” like it,” advises All Our Kids alum, MeLitta Wilson. At the young age of 23, she has accomplished quite a lot, and according to Wilson, she has only just begun. Armed with an undergraduate degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree focusing on literacy, Wilson is making strides to implement her own writing program for students. “I hope to really grow the program locally, statewide and who knows after that,” she says. As a dedicated teacher, she works to inspire others to join in her passion for helping more kids. “I absolutely adore...

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A Day In The Life Of An All Our Kids Program Specialist

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

A Day In The Life Of An All Our Kids Program Specialist

While most of the 8a.m.-5p.m. working world is day-dreaming about escaping from the copy-machine and computer screen to spend a little time outside this summer, All Our Kids Program Specialists are running off to exciting field trips at the Zoo, museums,and the Humane Society. It is fair to say that most of us might be a little jealous of such a luxury. Who wouldn’t prefer ice-cream and a trip to the museum over a day at the office? Although any Program Specialist will admit that summer outings are a major perk, they will also say that field trips are only a small part of the job....

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Summer Service

Posted by on Jul 8, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

Summer Service

Throughout the entire school year students everywhere count down the days until the most coveted time of year arrives-SUMMER! However, by this point in the season the novelty of no homework and spending all day at the pool is wearing a little thin and kids all over the city are sighing the same two words, “I’m bored!” The staff and students of The Partnership For Our Kids are vanquishing these sighs of monotony and replacing them with shovels and sacks of service! In early June, middle school students in the Partnership’s All Our Kids program brightened up the entrance to the Salvation Army...

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