Blog

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...

read more

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.

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

I Am A Success: Eduardo’s Story

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in blog, success story | 0 comments

I Am A Success: Eduardo’s Story

“Mentors are what make the future possible for youth,” says North High senior and longtime P4K participant, Eduardo. While most high school seniors are still trying to figure out what they want their future to look like, Eduardo already has his plan laid out, including college, an internship and a full-time job with a solid company. He credits P4K and the mentor support that he received by participating in the agency programs for helping him to discover at an early age what his future could be. He plans to earn his bachelor’s degree in...

read more

I Am A Success: Mar Sha Paw

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in blog, success story | 0 comments

I Am A Success: Mar Sha Paw

Mar Sha Paw moved to the U.S. in 2008 from a refugee camp in Thailand. She struggled to adjust to her new surroundings, learning a new language, and a new way of life.  Mar Paw was shy and felt self-conscious about how her English pronunciation sounded out-loud, so making friends and participating in school was difficult at first. She joined P4K as an eighth grader, which helped her to connect with new friends and practice her English.  Mar Paw found so much value and support as a participant in the P4K program that she continued...

read more

I Am A Success: Hollyn Mosely

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in blog, success story | 0 comments

I Am A Success: Hollyn Mosely

Current P4K scholarship recipient, Hollyn Mosely has not taken the traditional route to find post-secondary success, but she is driven to reach her professional aspirations and with a little help from P4K, she is well on her way. Hollyn started her journey with P4K as a middle school student nearly two decades ago. She graduated from high school in 2008 and enrolled in college right away, but due to an unforeseen family tragedy, her studies suffered and soon after she withdrew from all of her classes and left school. Flash forward to the...

read more

P4K Employee Spotlight: Porschea McAllister

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in blog | 0 comments

P4K Employee Spotlight: Porschea McAllister

Congratulations to P4K Program Coordinator, Porschea McAllister who is our featured employee spotlight this week! Porschea McAllister said the love and compassion P4K shows its students is the same qualities that P4K shows its employees. “Desmond Tutu said ‘We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.’ I believe that this quote summarizes what P4K not only strives to do, but does within its family. P4K is a family. Not just a family of...

read more