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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Posted by on Jan 27, 2022 in blog | 0 comments

Jahmai, P4K student since elementary school found himself in a tight spot with finding transportation back to KC in time for his spring semester classes as a junior at the Art Institute of Kansas City.Jahmai was scheduled to move into the dorms before classes started on January 24 with a relative who was going to drive him up to college. However, plans shifted that Friday due to an emergency situation in the family, leaving him without access to reliable transportation and in panic of missing required first-day attendance for some of his...

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2021 Goal Achievement Honors Ceremonies

Posted by on May 18, 2021 in blog | 0 comments

May 18, 2021 Today, we kick off 5th and 6th grade Goal Achievement Honor Ceremonies virtually! The P4K Goal Achievement Honors Ceremony is honoring 200 senior elementary students that met the requirements of: 1) 3 out of 4 of their Partnership 4 Kids goals in Reading and Life Skills; 2) no more than 8 days of unexcused absences this school year; and 3) leadership nominations from both their teacher and principal. These students have stretched their abilities to achieve challenging goals, made good choices supporting healthy school attendance,...

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We stand united.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2020 in blog | 0 comments

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P4K & MENTOR Nebraska talk Mentoring

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in blog | 0 comments

Partnership 4 Kids’ Deb Shaw and MENTOR Nebraska’s Marisa Casillas talk about the importance of mentoring on the Issues and Answers  Program on NRG Media radio. Give it a listen:

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I Am A Success: LaDazja

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in blog, success story | 0 comments

I Am A Success: LaDazja

Like many 6th grade students who join Partnership 4 Kids, LaDazja heard “field trips” and signed up. What 6th grade Dazja may not have realized yet is that she was signing up, not just for field trips, but a support system for the rest of her years in school and beyond. Today, Dazja is a full-time undergraduate student at Bellevue University with a 4.0 GPA and a P4K scholarship. She is studying for her bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences and is set to graduate in spring 2020. On top of this, she works full-time at Partnership 4 Kids as...

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P4K Introduces New Elementary Program

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in blog | 0 comments

A brand-new elementary school program model that increases impact and student-mentor time will be rolled out in the Fall by Partnership 4 Kids, in partnership with Omaha Public Schools.

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P4K support helps empower college student

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in blog, success story | 0 comments

P4K support helps empower college student

Despite a “whirlwind” first two years in college, Jenny, a P4K student since 5th grade, is on the path to graduate in 2020, feeling excited and passionate about her future. A graduate of Central High School, Jenny enrolled at UNO in 2016 planning to be a doctor because much of her family is in medicine. Jenny bounced around specialties from surgery to family physician and nursing, but she was struggling to find the right fit. By her sophomore year, Jenny’s grades were starting to falter. Her classes were challenging, but most of all life at...

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Success story: College graduate grateful for P4K support

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in blog, success story | 0 comments

Success story: College graduate grateful for P4K support

Bouncing around to nine different schools by 4th grade made for a challenging start to Terry’s education. He was even home-schooled for a bit in between all the transitions. One day he was pulled out of school and woke up the next day in a shelter with his mother, unsure what city they were in. Despite the back and forth, Terry started with P4K in elementary school and embarked on a remarkable journey to success. “I couldn’t play basketball or football the best, but I found I could win a bike [through P4K] by being good in school,” Terry...

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I Am A Success: Glenn’s Story

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in blog, success story | 0 comments

Eighth-grader Glenn enrolled in P4K’s group mentoring program in 6th grade and was matched with his group mentor, Nick shortly after starting the program. Unfortunately, after the end of his 6th grade year, Glenn ended up transferring to a different middle school where P4K was not offered. Glenn and his family decided P4K was too important to give up so they made a plan to ensure Glenn would get a ride to P4K meetings at his P4K home school. As much as Glenn loves participating in P4K, being at a different school has made it challenging to...

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