Students who qualify
Students who participate in the P4K Goal Setting Program must attend one of the 12 Title I elementary schools that is served by Partnership 4 Kids-check out Our Students for an updated list of P4K schools.
All elementary students enrolled in a school served by the P4K agency automatically participate in the P4K Elementary School Program. Find out more about our program activities below:
Academic Goal Setting
- Elementary school student goals are set quarterly by their classroom teachers to coincide with each school’s grading system.
- Elementary school programming takes place during the school day in the classroom.
- Community volunteers called goal buddies visit students within their classroom twice per school quarter and motivate students to achieve goals in the areas of math, reading, and life skills.
Celebrations & Incentives
- Quarterly Goal Achievement Celebrations P4K elementary students participate in school-wide ceremonies, during which medals are awarded to students for reaching academic goals. As an extra incentive, students who meet both academic and life skill goals are entered into drawings for educational prizes.
- Classroom Incentives As an extra incentive to keep students motivation going for their goals all quarter-long, P4K awards elementary school classrooms with 80% or more students meeting their academic goals quarterly classroom prizes.
- Parent/Family Participation Family involvement plays an important role in student success. Parents and family members are encouraged to take part in quarterly goal achievement celebrations, summer picnics and parent informational meetings. Parents who participate in these activities are rewarded with family prize drawings and recognition awards.
Summer Reading Program
Fifth Grade Career Tours
Goal Achievement Honors
P4K celebrates this milestone with a special program graduation ceremony called Goal Achievement Honors. To be eligible to attend this celebration, students must achieve their academic goals consecutively through the school year. Goal Achievement Honors is celebrated city-wide and is attended by students, teachers, families, program volunteers, and a variety of Omaha dignitaries, including the honorable Mayor Stothert! Each P4K elementary school elects a 6th grade student speaker to represent their school and share what his or her participation in the program has meant to them. Attending students are each congratulated by the mayor and receive their final achievement medal as part of the goal setting program.