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Elva’s 2nd Semester Success!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in blog, success story | 0 comments

Elva’s 2nd Semester Success!

“Partnership 4 Kids never lost hope in me, you gave hope to me and to my family.” Elva Ramirez is one of 100 students in the Partnership 4 Kids scholarship program. She is working towards a degree in Public Health at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Elva joined P4K as a freshman at Omaha South High School, after she learned how much her friend enjoyed being in the program. Finally, Elva asked how she could sign up. Elva applied, interviewed and was accepted into P4K by then Program Coordinator, Nick Sasada. “I remember Nick was such a nice person. He always said hi, and knew who I was....

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Give Back To P4K With The DataShield Challenge!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in blog | 0 comments

Give Back To P4K With The DataShield Challenge!

Attention all P4K corporate partners: Did you know your business can help support P4K,  simply by using DataShield Corporation for your company’s document destroying needs? It’s true!  For any P4K associated company that switches to DataShield for your document destruction needs, DataShield Corporation has generously agreed to donate the proceeds from the first two months of services they provide, right back to P4K. A special thanks to P4K corporate partner, Omaha Steaks, for blazing the trail as the very first business to take the DataShield Challenge, generating $1,000 in...

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Show Some P4K Love Through 2017 CFC Campaign

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in blog | 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce that Partnership 4 Kids is a participating charity in the 2017 Heart of the Midlands Combined Federal Campaign! What is the Heart of the Midlands Combined Federal Campaign, you ask? The Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, is the LARGEST annual federal workplace fund drive campaign IN THE WORLD.  It allows thousands of federal workplace employees across the U.S. and the world to contribute to awesome charitable organizations that focus on education, human services and so much more. Locally, the Heart of the Midlands CFC reaches federal workers across Nebraska...

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Louie’s Wine Dive Grand Re-Opening, Mar. 4th -6th, To Benefit P4K!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in blog | 0 comments

Louie’s Wine Dive Grand Re-Opening, Mar. 4th -6th,  To Benefit  P4K!

We are thrilled to be a part of the grand re-opening celebration of what is shaking out to be the coolest new spot in town! The new owners of Louie’s Wine Dive have been working hard to give an old West “O” favorite a fresh new take sure to keep you coming back again and again. Louie’s has generously agreed to share 50% of opening weekend proceeds with P4K! Stop by any time March 4-6, 2016 and raise a glass to “The New Louie in Town” while you support  P4K at the same time! Please note that reservations are HIGHLY encouraged.  To make your reservations...

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P4K Scholar Spotlight: IK Igbinigie

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

P4K Scholar Spotlight: IK Igbinigie

IK Igbinigie completed four years of programming with Partnership 4 Kids before receiving P4K’s  All Our Kids scholarship to attend UNO.   He initially enrolled in P4K because he wanted assistance with college preparation and heard positive things about the program from his peers. He also wanted some additional help and mentoring as he set career and college goals.   Since enrolling in Partnership 4 Kids IK has achieved great success. He graduated from North High School with a 4.3 GPA, and is currently a junior maintaining a 3.7 in his Biology major at UNO. IK says that the mentors...

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Herrre’s Johnny!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Herrre’s Johnny!

Meet John Matthews.  He is P4K’s newest high school program coordinator and will be working with the 9th and 10th grade students and their mentors at Benson, North, and Northwest High Schools this fall. John says he looks forward to watching the students grow in their education and ability to fulfill their potential. “They accomplish so many wonderful things in a year, and it is very exciting to be a part of that,” he says. John is no stranger to helping students prepare for higher education.  Prior to joining Team P4K, John worked as a program coordinator for P4K partner program, College...

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Hard Work Pays Off For Gates Millenium Scholar & P4K Student

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Hard Work Pays Off For Gates Millenium Scholar & P4K Student

Ash looks like any other typical,  high school senior about to graduate-relaxed, happy and excited to be moving on to his next chapter, college life. But like many P4K students, Ash is anything but typical. Just six years ago, he and his family were immigrating to the United States from a Nepal.  Ash was a young teen,  who did not speak any English and had lived his entire life in a refugee camp.  Despite the extreme culture shock, Ash set his goals high and worked really hard to achieve his dreams of being the first one in his family to attend college. Today, all that hard work is paying...

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Let’s Meet Logan!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Let’s Meet Logan!

Meet Logan Campa! Logan is the newest member of Team P4K and will be serving as the agency’s high school and post secondary program coordinator. “I’m so excited to be working with students as they navigate higher education,” Logan says. Logan’s arrival to Partnership 4 Kids was quite an interesting journey. Born and raised in Hutchinson Minnesota, he studied History and Political Science with an emphasis in Middle Eastern studies at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He studied abroad in Morocco and after graduation, decided to run for State Representative. “It was my experience running...

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Students Explore Entrepreneurship With Sharks, Popcorn and P4K

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Students Explore Entrepreneurship With Sharks, Popcorn and P4K

There is an old cliché that says the smell of success is sweet, but if you were to ask 98 P4K 8th graders, they might say that success smells more like popcorn. During the month of February, P4K 8th grade students learned about the art of entrepreneurship by starting their own businesses selling –you guessed it—popcorn! “We knew that popcorn would sell well and that the students could imagine all sorts of different ways to make their business unique and set it apart from the other students’ popcorn businesses,” said Partnership 4 Kids Middle School Coordinator, Elizabeth Gerner. The first...

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Will You TAGG for P4K?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Will You TAGG for P4K?

Did you know you can support Partnership 4 Kids while you shop without spending an extra dime?! TAGG (Together A Greater Good) offers a free mobile app that when used at over 80 local businesses will donate 5% back to us. It’s so easy!  Here’s how it works: 1) Download the free app: Together A Greater Good – available on Google Play and Apple Store Click here to Download 2) Visit participating businesses (listed on the app). Tap the TAGG My Purchase button and enter the amount. Tell the server/cashier, pay as usual, and they will provide a card to scan to complete the TAGG. 3)...

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Congratulations to 2015 “Excellence in Mentoring” Award Winner, Mike Yanney!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Congratulations to 2015 “Excellence in Mentoring” Award Winner, Mike Yanney!

Founder of Partnership 4 Kids, and local mentoring leader, Mike Yanney, received the 2015 National Mentoring Partnership “Excellence in Mentoring” award at the fifth-annual National Mentoring Summit kick off on Wednesday. “We are so proud of our co-founder and board member, Mike Yanney,” said Partnership 4 Kids President, Deb Denbeck.  “Mike believes in the power of mentoring and remains actively involved in mentoring people from all walks of life. He continues to change lives and is a great advocate. This is an honor that truly mirrors Mike’s values and...

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P4K’s Globetrotting Intern

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

P4K’s Globetrotting Intern

During the summer of 2014, former Creighton Blue Jays Men’s Basketball player, Jahenns Manigat was an intern with Partnership 4 Kids.  During his short stay with P4K, he became part of the family.  Since his summer intern experience, Jahenns has been traveling the world, pursuing his dream of being a professional basketball player.  Before he left P4K, naturally we made him promise to write!  Below are a couple of entries from his exciting travels so far along with some sage advice for all the current P4K kiddos:  Entry 1:  September, 2014 What’s up P4K! Long time no talk (or...

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