Posts by Lori

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 an AmeriCorps Service Member. “It’s come full...

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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 home was stressful. Her dad left and she watched...

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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 said. “So that was my motivation at first; being able...

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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 ensure he always has the support he needs. That’s...

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I Am A Success: Adrian’s Story

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

When Adrian was first interviewed to join P4K in 6th, he was quiet and shy. His answers to the interview questions were one or two-word responses. P4K Program Coordinator, Gema Ramirez, wanted to learn more about Adrian, so she decided to add Adrian to the program. During school visits, Gema noticed that Adrian kept to himself and didn’t interact much with his fellow classmates. Gema decided to reach out to Adrian’s mom to try and better understand how she could help bring Adrian out of his shell. His mom explained that Adrian was having a hard time with his parents’ divorce and as an...

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