Posts made in September, 2011

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Outbursts of violence among local teens are growing progressively more frequent. The Nebraska Crime Commission documented a 21 percent increase in juvenile arrests in Nebraska over the past two decades and these numbers continue to climb. Last weekend, two teenagers, one just 14-years-old, were killed by gunfire in separate instances in northeast Omaha within a six-hour span. In the wake of so many tragic incidents, we are all searching for a way to get these young people out of the line of fire and on to a more promising path. Although this may seem like an overwhelmingly long and rugged...

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Deddrick’s Story

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in success story | 0 comments

Looking back at the time he has spent in the P4K Elementary Program at King Elementary, Deddrick says he has learned a lot about goal-setting. “Setting goals can help more kids have a brighter future,” he says. As a current middle school student, he has already mapped out his goals for his bright future. “I’m going to graduate and then go on to a trade school to become a mechanic,” Deddrick says matter-of-factly. Although he says he has worked really hard to achieve his past goals, he credits a great support system for encouraging him to keep going towards the gold. “I want to thank my mom...

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Natalie’s Story

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in success story | 0 comments

Before Natalie became a part of the P4K Elementary School Program at Saratoga Elementary School, she had a lot of difficulty with school. “I struggled with math work and though I’m not proud of it, I didn’t know how to respect those around me, but more importantly, I didn’t know how to respect myself,” admits Natalie. Natalie credits P4K for helping her to turn things around and believe in her own abilities. “As I became more involved in setting positive goals, I found I could do so much more than I ever gave myself credit for. I stopped giving up when things got tough,” she says. Soon...

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Corwin’s Story

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in success story | 0 comments

As Field Club Elementary sixth-grader Corwin made his way through the receiving line at the Sixth Grade Recognition Ceremony, he had no idea the small four-leaf clover he handed Omaha Mayor, Jim Suttle, would have such a huge impact. “He singled me out among everyone, and it really made me feel special,” says Mayor Suttle. Corwin says he found his good luck charm at school one day, but wasn’t sure what he should do with it at first. He knew he would be attending the Sixth Grade Recognition Ceremony and decided it would be nice to pass his good fortune on to the mayor. “I figured he needed...

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Mariana’s Story

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in success story | 0 comments

Since attending Franklin Elementary, I have participated in Partnership 4 Kids. We set goals in academics and life skills.  My teacher, goal buddy, principal, and parents have given me the support and passion to meet my goals, which will help me to prepare for my future.  When I meet my goals, I know I’m making my future the best it can be. When I grow up, my goal is to become a teacher. Partnership 4 Kids has provided me with the tools to make this goal a reality.  Thank you Partnership 4 Kids!

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