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LIFT Together with Boys Town: Year at a glance

The ongoing pandemic has put more children in our community at risk, both academically and emotionally, while creating economic and employment uncertainty for families.

Responding to these challenges, LIFT Together with Boys TownSM has adapted and expanded its outreach and support services. When Omaha Public Schools moved to a hybrid schedule of in-person instruction and learning at home, Boys Town and its community partners developed an action plan to ensure students, particularly in South Omaha, have adequate supervision and support on their remote-learning days.

Boys Town staff are helping at-risk families create schedules, obtain educational materials and access essential resources so their children can successfully learn at home. Our Common Sense Parenting® trainers are hosting virtual parenting cafés and classes to empower caregivers with the skills they need to support their children's educational, emotional and behavioral success.

LIFT Together is an initiative that connects schools, homes and community organizations in an effort to improve students' behaviors, stabilize families through improved parenting and strengthen communities. The goal is to address problems before they reach a level where children are unsafe, not at school and at risk of entering the juvenile justice or child welfare systems.

Every day in the metro area, LIFT Together is transforming lives and offering hope…

School Partnerships
Omaha South High Magnet School
Holy Name School
All Saints Catholic School
R.M. Marrs Magnet Center
 
Community Partnerships
Latino Center of the Midlands
Completely Kids
Salvation Army Kroc Center
Mexican Consulate
 
Youth and Families Served
183 youth transformed
37 families stabilized
182 moms and dads inspired in 10 parenting cafés
119 families (with 269 children) empowered in Common Sense Parenting classes
586 adults uplifted through other outreach and parent-training efforts
 
Teachers and Students Served
75 teachers and 6 administrators supported and empowered through specialized training, impacting 524 students​