We Want You!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in blog | Comments Off on We Want You!

Statistics are common-place in the game of baseball and as home to the Omaha Royals and the College World Series for the past 60 years, Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium has flashed countless player stats on the score board. However, one set of Omaha statistics that has never been displayed on the stadium screen is perhaps the most shocking. “ There are enough Omaha children living in poverty to completely fill every seat in Rosenblatt Stadium and still have a line of 1,000 more stretching outside the front gate,” says Partnership Recruitment Specialist, Phil Jarrett. Phil goes on to say that these kids are six times more likely than their peers to drop out of school.

While this data is alarming, The Partnership For Our Kids is working to help more of these students to stay on track and beat the odds. “Our organization has the tools and support to keep these kids in school, but we can’t do it without help,” Jarrett says. As many non-profit organizations do, the Partnership relies on the help of community volunteers to keep its programs running smoothly. “Unfortunately, the recession has really taken a toll on the number of hours people are willing to volunteer,” says Jarrett. The Partnership is currently looking to fill volunteer spots for 30 Winners Circle goal buddies and 100 All Our Kids group mentors by the start of school this August.

In order to meet this goal, the Partnership needs your help! If you are 21 or older and would like to make a difference in the lives of Omaha youth, call 402-930-3095 or email mentor@allourkids.org to see how you can join The Partnership For Our Kids as a volunteer.