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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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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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Jesus’s Story

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

Jesus’s Story

Strong moral fiber is what eighteen-year-old Jesus is made of, from head to toe. Being raised in a household of immigrants, where Spanish was the only language spoken, has made Jesus grow up a little faster than some of his classmates. Learning to speak fluent English in just three short years, Jesus began to serve as his family’s interpreter at the age of 14, often having to help his parents translate bills, prescriptions, and bank statements. Although he agrees it has been difficult at times, he views it all as a positive learning experience. “It’s really helped me learn about a lot,” he...

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Ozzie’s Story

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

Ozzie’s Story

North High School student, Ozzie is one of 44 Partnership 4 Kids high-school seniors that graduated this past spring.  He is currently studying business administration at Metropolitan Community College.  While at first blush, graduating and going on to college sounds like a pretty natural progression, for Ozzie and many of his 43 P4K classmates, the concept of obtaining a diploma and heading off to higher education didn’t always seem so realistic. “Ozzie has struggled almost his entire school career,” says a P4K program staff member.  “School work is just something that hasn’t ever come...

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Daryesse’s Story

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

Daryesse’s Story

For many students today, the distinction between being accepted into college and having the resources to finance it can be the difference between obtaining a degree and never making it past the registrar’s office. As a teen-father and a P4K first-generation college student, Daryesse understands the power of a good education and the necessity of good financial planning. Thanks to P4K’s college access curriculum, Daryesse is now confident in his abilities to navigate a FAFSA application, differentiate a Pell Grant from a Stafford Loan, and determine what funding plans work best for him. When...

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Kara’s Story

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

Kara’s Story

Kara has a passion for inspiring others to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams, so working with the students of the Partnership’s group mentoring program is much more than just a job for her. A lot of what Kara works to instill in her students was learned from her first-hand experience as a student in the program, which she now teaches. Kara is an alumna of Partnership 4 Kids and was a member of one of the first groups of mentees in the mentoring program, which was then known as All Our Kids. “All Our Kids taught me how to be the best that I can be, without altering my morals and...

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A Profound Perspective In Parenting

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

Parenting isn’t always a day at the beach.  There are sacrifices to make, lessons to instill and let’s not even think about how in the world college tuition is going to get paid! It’s a pretty scary job most of the time, but once in a while there comes a brief moment of clarity that makes all of the crazy scary stuff wash away, and what is left is better than any day at the beach.  The following is the factual account of such a realization made by the father of two Partnership 4 Kids students.  *Names have been changed to protect the identity of the family. “I used to say that I didn’t have...

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Lupe Martinez-Volunteer On A Mission!

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

Lupe Martinez is a woman on a mission, and that mission is helping others. In addition to volunteering for many local Omaha organizations, Martinez has been a dedicated Partnership 4 Kids volunteer for 5 years.   For Martinez, volunteering has always been an important part who she is. “When we were young, my mom taught us that if you can help someone out, then you should help them,” Martinez says, matter-of-factly. Always utilizing her mother’s teachings as her inspiration, Martinez is constantly looking for ways to do more for those she serves. During a recent goal buddy classroom visit,...

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Rhonda’s Volunteer Experience

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

“I had so mch fun w/u @ d rodeo!!! DY tnkwe cn hng ot agn sumtym sn?” If you can read this, you might just be a mentor to a middle school student!! Mentoring middle school students is not an easy task. It takes a special person to take the time to learn the ‘lingo” of a middle-schooler and to help guide them through such an important time of growth. Rhonda Weyant is one of these special people and she can tell you what the text above means. Even though texting makes English look like a foreign language, she chose to join the teenage masses to relate with her mentees at Beveridge Middle...

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