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Kara’s Story

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Kara’s Story

Kara has a passion for inspiring others to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams, so working with the students of the Partnership’s group mentoring program is much more than just a job for her. A lot of what Kara works to instill in her students was learned from her first-hand experience as a student in the program, which she now teaches. Kara is an alumna of Partnership 4 Kids and was a member of one of the first groups of mentees in the mentoring program, which was then known as All Our Kids. “All Our Kids taught me how to be the best that I can be, without altering my morals and...

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A Profound Perspective In Parenting

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Parenting isn’t always a day at the beach.  There are sacrifices to make, lessons to instill and let’s not even think about how in the world college tuition is going to get paid! It’s a pretty scary job most of the time, but once in a while there comes a brief moment of clarity that makes all of the crazy scary stuff wash away, and what is left is better than any day at the beach.  The following is the factual account of such a realization made by the father of two Partnership 4 Kids students.  *Names have been changed to protect the identity of the family. “I used to say that I didn’t have...

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Lupe Martinez-Volunteer On A Mission!

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Lupe Martinez is a woman on a mission, and that mission is helping others. In addition to volunteering for many local Omaha organizations, Martinez has been a dedicated Partnership 4 Kids volunteer for 5 years.   For Martinez, volunteering has always been an important part who she is. “When we were young, my mom taught us that if you can help someone out, then you should help them,” Martinez says, matter-of-factly. Always utilizing her mother’s teachings as her inspiration, Martinez is constantly looking for ways to do more for those she serves. During a recent goal buddy classroom visit,...

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Rhonda’s Volunteer Experience

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“I had so mch fun w/u @ d rodeo!!! DY tnkwe cn hng ot agn sumtym sn?” If you can read this, you might just be a mentor to a middle school student!! Mentoring middle school students is not an easy task. It takes a special person to take the time to learn the ‘lingo” of a middle-schooler and to help guide them through such an important time of growth. Rhonda Weyant is one of these special people and she can tell you what the text above means. Even though texting makes English look like a foreign language, she chose to join the teenage masses to relate with her mentees at Beveridge Middle...

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