It is critical that P4K has sufficient mentors to support students when they re-engage in school in the Fall. YOU can make a meaningful impact in the academic futures of the students we serve!
Sign up now at P4K.org and the P4K Recruitment team will reach out. If you’d like to chat over the phone or request a virtual meeting to learn more before you apply, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with our team. New mentor trainings will take place after the current crisis has passed. Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you to the P4K family!
In middle school through tenth grade, students receive a true group mentoring experience. One mentor is matched with a group of 3-4 students
Two times a month, Group Mentors meet with their mentees in the classroom and together they pursue program curriculum, career exploration, and post-secondary planning. Additional group outings deepen the mentor/mentee relationship.
Program Commitment: 1+ year
Time Commitment: One and a half hours, two times a month, September - June school year - and maybe a field trip or two
Middle Schools: Lewis & Clark, McMillan, Marrs, Norris, and Monroe
High Schools: Benson, Central, North, Northwest, and South High School
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Partnership 4 Kids
1004 FARNAM ST STE 200, OMAHA, NE 68102, US
To partner with our community to guide our youth toward academic success, from kindergarten to careers, through goal setting, mentoring, and college access programs.
The Partnership For Our Kids is a non-profit organization, which provides at-risk youth in the Omaha Public Schools District, from elementary to high school, with group mentoring, goal-setting and academic support services. We work to empower kids to succeed by introducing them to caring adult role-models, teaching them how to set and achieve their goals, inspiring them to explore a wide variety of career paths and giving them the keys to college access. Currently there are over 5,000 students in 21 Omaha Public Schools participating in two of the Partnership’s unique programs:
Goal Setting and Group Mentoring.
The Goal Setting Program serves students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade at 12 OPS Title I elementary schools. Caring adult role models, also known as "goal buddies," meet with students once per month during the school day and motivate them to achieve goals in areas of math, reading, life skills, and attendance. At the end of each quarter, goal buddies, teachers, and parents attend "Celebrations" to commemorate student successes and publicly recognize their goal achievement.
The Group Mentoring Program serves students in grades 7-9 at six middle schools and three high schools in OPS. Adult volunteers, known as "group mentors" meet with students after school in a classroom setting. Professional staff members facilitate these meetings, where students receive academic support, career exploration opportunities, leadership skills training and college access. With the help of group mentors, students obtain year-round, structured programming including summer outings and workshops.