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Louie’s Wine Dive Grand Re-Opening, Mar. 4th -6th, To Benefit P4K!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in blog | 0 comments

Louie’s Wine Dive Grand Re-Opening, Mar. 4th -6th,  To Benefit  P4K!

We are thrilled to be a part of the grand re-opening celebration of what is shaking out to be the coolest new spot in town! The new owners of Louie’s Wine Dive have been working hard to give an old West “O” favorite a fresh new take sure to keep you coming back again and again. Louie’s has generously agreed to share 50% of opening weekend proceeds with P4K! Stop by any time March 4-6, 2016 and raise a glass to “The New Louie in Town” while you support  P4K at the same time! Please note that reservations are HIGHLY encouraged.  To make your reservations...

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P4K Scholar Spotlight: IK Igbinigie

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

P4K Scholar Spotlight: IK Igbinigie

IK Igbinigie completed four years of programming with Partnership 4 Kids before receiving P4K’s  All Our Kids scholarship to attend UNO.   He initially enrolled in P4K because he wanted assistance with college preparation and heard positive things about the program from his peers. He also wanted some additional help and mentoring as he set career and college goals.   Since enrolling in Partnership 4 Kids IK has achieved great success. He graduated from North High School with a 4.3 GPA, and is currently a junior maintaining a 3.7 in his Biology major at UNO. IK says that the mentors...

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Herrre’s Johnny!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Herrre’s Johnny!

Meet John Matthews.  He is P4K’s newest high school program coordinator and will be working with the 9th and 10th grade students and their mentors at Benson, North, and Northwest High Schools this fall. John says he looks forward to watching the students grow in their education and ability to fulfill their potential. “They accomplish so many wonderful things in a year, and it is very exciting to be a part of that,” he says. John is no stranger to helping students prepare for higher education.  Prior to joining Team P4K, John worked as a program coordinator for P4K partner program, College...

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Let’s Meet Logan!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Let’s Meet Logan!

Meet Logan Campa! Logan is the newest member of Team P4K and will be serving as the agency’s high school and post secondary program coordinator. “I’m so excited to be working with students as they navigate higher education,” Logan says. Logan’s arrival to Partnership 4 Kids was quite an interesting journey. Born and raised in Hutchinson Minnesota, he studied History and Political Science with an emphasis in Middle Eastern studies at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He studied abroad in Morocco and after graduation, decided to run for State Representative. “It was my experience running...

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Students Explore Entrepreneurship With Sharks, Popcorn and P4K

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Students Explore Entrepreneurship With Sharks, Popcorn and P4K

There is an old cliché that says the smell of success is sweet, but if you were to ask 98 P4K 8th graders, they might say that success smells more like popcorn. During the month of February, P4K 8th grade students learned about the art of entrepreneurship by starting their own businesses selling –you guessed it—popcorn! “We knew that popcorn would sell well and that the students could imagine all sorts of different ways to make their business unique and set it apart from the other students’ popcorn businesses,” said Partnership 4 Kids Middle School Coordinator, Elizabeth Gerner. The first...

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Will You TAGG for P4K?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Will You TAGG for P4K?

Did you know you can support Partnership 4 Kids while you shop without spending an extra dime?! TAGG (Together A Greater Good) offers a free mobile app that when used at over 80 local businesses will donate 5% back to us. It’s so easy!  Here’s how it works: 1) Download the free app: Together A Greater Good – available on Google Play and Apple Store Click here to Download 2) Visit participating businesses (listed on the app). Tap the TAGG My Purchase button and enter the amount. Tell the server/cashier, pay as usual, and they will provide a card to scan to complete the TAGG. 3)...

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Congratulations to 2015 “Excellence in Mentoring” Award Winner, Mike Yanney!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Congratulations to 2015 “Excellence in Mentoring” Award Winner, Mike Yanney!

Founder of Partnership 4 Kids, and local mentoring leader, Mike Yanney, received the 2015 National Mentoring Partnership “Excellence in Mentoring” award at the fifth-annual National Mentoring Summit kick off on Wednesday. “We are so proud of our co-founder and board member, Mike Yanney,” said Partnership 4 Kids President, Deb Denbeck.  “Mike believes in the power of mentoring and remains actively involved in mentoring people from all walks of life. He continues to change lives and is a great advocate. This is an honor that truly mirrors Mike’s values and...

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Warm Hands & Hearts Spreading Throughout The Community

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Warm Hands & Hearts Spreading Throughout The Community

As the temperature snaps from delightful to frightful, parents everywhere are scrambling to snatch up winter gear that will keep their kiddos safe from the cold. Sadly despite all their efforts, many of these parents are not able to afford the cost of new coats and hats for little ones who seem to grow two sizes every year. The very thought of any child having to go without proper winter wear was enough to motivate P4K Operations Manager, Jen Arnold to do something about it. “When I started with P4K in 2011, I overheard a colleague mention one of the teachers she works with was using her own...

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Welcome Bree & Debra!

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Welcome Bree & Debra!

We’ve recruited two new members to the P4K team, Bree Malone and Debra Shaw. Bree Malone is the newest addition to P4K’s elementary program team and will be managing the goal setting program at Fontenelle, Saratoga, and King Elementary Schools. She is a native Texan, and a die-hard Longhorns fan. She enjoys biking and horseback riding with her husband and keeping up with their four year-old son. Debra Shaw will be serving as an administrative assistant for the P4K team, AKA the glue that holds the entire office together. Although Deb is new to the staff, she is familiar with the P4K agency...

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Boat Tours, Beanie Babies, Black Holes & Brad Kirshenbaum

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Boat Tours, Beanie Babies, Black Holes & Brad Kirshenbaum

On any ordinary scale, boat tours, beanie babies, brain freeze and black holes don’t have anything in common, much less have a reason to be mentioned in the same sentence.  Then again, P4K’s newest team member, Brad Kirshenbaum is not any ordinary guy. “I was actually published as an expert source on astronomy when I was in seventh grade,” Brad says. In all fairness the credentials he was credited with (a college-level astronomy professor) were bogus, but the information that he gave in his response to the post was completely accurate.  Brad explains that as a kid he had a huge fascination...

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P4K University, July 7th-21st

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

P4K University, July 7th-21st

P4K University is our newest and most comprehensive summer program. It allows students to select a “major,” or field of interest that they wish to explore from areas including: STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math), Law School For Teens, Medicine, Outward Bound Leadership Development, Healthy Living, The Arts and more! To see a complete workshop schedule, click here.

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Partnership 4 Kids Family Festival, June 6th

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Partnership 4 Kids Family Festival, June 6th

It’s time again for the annual Partnership 4 Kids Family Festival!  This summer celebration will  kick-off the season and commemorate a year of hard-work and student achievement with a little good-old-fashioned family fun. It will take place on Friday, June 6th at Elmwood Park. Please contact your P4K program coordinator if you wish to attend.

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