If you want to learn more about a special interest or need help with school work, the following agencies or groups offer educational services ranging from tutoring to GED programs to arts and crafts.
4-H - Nutrition Education and Gardening Assistance
This UNL Extension offers free assistance in the area of nutrition, food safety and cooking. We also offer assistance with plants/gardening. Free information and open to the public.
4-H South Office
Address 501 Olson Dr. Ste. 5
Papillion, NE 68046
Phone (402) 444-7804
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
4-H Main Office
Address 8015 W. Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
Phone (402) 444-7804
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
American Cancer Society
Voluntary non-profit health organization. Providing literature for teens on early detection, prevention and risk reduction of cancer. No fee. Confidential.
Address 9850 Nicholas St, Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone (402) 393-5800
American Diabetes Association
Our website is your place to explore more about diabetes, discover new things about yourself, and connect with new friends. Specifically meant for youth.
1-800-342-2383 (Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-7 PM)
Address 14216 Dayton Dir, Suite 6
Omaha, NE 68137
Phone (402) 571-1101
Hours Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
American Lung Association
Residential camp for 7-14 year old children with asthma. Call for information and fee structure.
Address 8990 W Dodge Rd, Suite 226
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone (402) 502-4950
Services provided include audio/visual, print materials, and speakers available on: issues of prejudice and diversity, hate/extremist groups and individuals, holocaust studies, Judaism, and antisemitism. Positive group relations. No fee.
Call for appointment. If no answer, leave message on machine
Address 333 S 132nd St
Omaha, NE 68134
Phone (402) 333-1303
Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Midlands
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with professionally supported one-to-one relationships with caring adults that change their lives for the
better. We enroll children ages 7 – 15 who meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:
• Live in a single parent household or with extended family
• Have been placed in out-of-home care
• Have a parent incarcerated
• Low income
For information or to enroll a child call Diane at 402-505-3075 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts for ages 11-17 boys. Career Exploring Program for young men and women, grades 9-12. Fee: $10.
Durham Scout Center
Address 12401 West Maple Rd
Omaha, NE 68164
Phone (402) 431-9272
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Offers speakers and educational programs for groups in many counseling related areas such as grief, stress reduction, communication skills, parenting, and addictions. Please call for more information.
402-554-0520 (24 hr hotline)
Address 3300 N 60th St
Omaha, NE 68104
Phone (402) 554-0520
Child Saving Institute
Teen parenting classes: a series of twelve weekly classes provided at no charge to pregnant and parenting adolescents. Topics include: child development, pregnancy, relationships and dating, substance abuse, parenting, child discipline, and birth control. No fee. Parenting education: practical and interactive workshops that provide new tools, skills, and resources for parents.
Toll Free 1-866-400-4274
Children's Square U.S.A.
Academic Center - offers specialized on-campus school for exceptional students who have difficulty in a traditional school environment. The center serves students in grades 1-12 who need a specialized program to meet their educational needs. This special education program is approved by the Iowa Department of Education.
Address North 6th St. & Avenue E
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone (712) 322-3700/24 hrs
Community Counseling Clinic
A service provided by the Counseling Dept in the College of Education, UNO that offers confidential counseling services at affordable low costs to the Omaha community. Available service options include: individual, group, marital and family work with children, and couples counseling related to personal, familial, crisis, special concerns/needs, professional, and career/vocational issues. Additional referrals are made available when needed.
Call for appointments - Evening and Saturday appointments available.
Address Roskens Hall, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Omaha, NE 68132
Phone (402) 554-2727
Hours Monday-Thursday 1 PM-8 PM; Saturday 9 AM-12 PM
Girl Scouts-Spirit of Nebraska
Girl Scouts teaches every girl to be self-confident, strong and compassionate. To respect herself and others, make good decisions, be open to new challenges, and use her skills and talents to make her world a better place. Girl Scouting offers life-changing benefits and leadership skills to all girls.
Toll Free Number: 800-695-6690
Address 2121 S. 44th Street
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone (402) 558-8189
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Girls Inc. of Omaha
Individual and family counseling. - Will Power - Won't Power - sessions deal with how to say no, building assertiveness, and learning how to separate facts from fiction. Minimal annual membership fee. Confidential.
Our focus is providing educational leadership opportunities for High School youth in the area of Diversity and Inclusion. Our program, IncluCity, is a residential leadership institute for High School students. We work to raise awareness around issues of bias, bigotry, and discrimination with the goal being creating positive change agents in the schools and in the broader community.
Emergency Shelters open 24 hrs/day
Latino Center of the Midlands
The Latino Center of the Midlands’ Pathways to Success (P2S) Program provides on-site, school-based support services and access to after school programming in order remove attendance barriers and cultivate leadership potential among high school aged youth. Students receive assistance in setting goals, identifying barriers to consistent attendance, and facilitating referrals to school or community resources with the ultimate goal to improving school attendance. Lunch and learn activities, monthly family nights, special outings and volunteer opportunities are also organized with students during the school year. Students can also participate in the afterschool “Joven Noble” (Noble Youth) character and leadership development program, which provides topics and activities to help youth build self-determination and leadership potential. For more information about the Pathways to Success (P2S) program, please contact the Latino Center of the Midlands at (402) 733-2720 or send an email to email@example.com
Learning Disabilities Association of Nebraska
Information about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder, support groups. Membership fee to association. Newsletters, library of books and videos and annual conference.
Open Door Mission’s Lydia House provides emergency services for women and families in need of immediate assistance. We provide food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs. The Lydia House also offers life changing programs to address the causes of homelessness such as abuse, addiction, or the inability to obtain and maintain steady employment. The Lydia House has safe shelter available for more than 300 women and families.
Address 2828 N 23rd St East
Omaha, NE 68110
Phone (402) 422-1111
National Safety Council, Nebraska
Year-round behind-the-wheel Driver Education classes. Defensive driving courses for ticket dismissal and point reduction. Fees vary. New classes include: Minor in
Possession (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana), Step Forward (appropriate decision-making and job skills for teens), and Anger Management for teens.
Interested in volunteering? You would be helping with community safety events, planning or staffing.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your interest.
Partnership 4 Kids / Midland Mentoring Partners
This program is part of a local and nation-wide partnership of private and voluntary sectors formed to address the crisis of disconnected youth. Partnership 4 Kids’- mission is to partner with our community and guide our youth toward academic success, from kindergarten to careers, through goal setting, mentoring, and college access programs. Locally, Partnership 4 Kids empowers Omaha youth to achieve their potential through mentoring and opportunities for economic self-sufficiency. No fee.
Address 1004 Farnam St, Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone (402) 930-3000
Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH)
Our Education & Resource Center (ERC) offers age-appropriate and research-based programs in reproductive health, human development and sexuality education for youth and adults in a variety of settings. The ERC contains Iowa and Nebraska's most comprehensive collection of sexuality education materials. Looking for a book, a video or a pamphlet? The ERC is the best place to find anything you may need to know about sexuality.
1-877-811-7526 (call for hours & appointments)
PPH - Admin Office, Education & Resource Center
PPH - Northwest Health Center
PPH - Council Bluffs Health Center
PTI Nebraska / Parent, Training, and Information
Education, training, and information for parents and students receiving special education regarding transition planning from school to adulthood.
1-800-284-8520 toll free
Address 6805 Grover St
Omaha, NE 68106
Phone (402) 346-0525
Radio Talking Book Network
Radio Talking Book Network is a statewide, closed circuit reading service for those individuals who have disabilities, visual or physical, which prevent them from reading printed material. No fee. Radio Talking Book’s Listening Link program provides recorded educational and training materials for those with print impairments.
Ruth K. Solomon Girls Center
Library materials and study assistance. The Ruth K. Solomon Girls Center is a summer and after-school recreational program that offers tutoring, career education, social skills development and leadership guidance to girls age 5-18 years. Girls may attend every weekday. Activities promote skill development and provide assistance in dealing with the issues that challenge today’s girls and young women. The ultimate aim of the Center is to provide its members with those qualities that enable them to have positive social interactions and relationships. Field trips and activities are offered for recreation, leadership and social skills. Minimal membership fee.
Affiliated with Heartland Family Service.
Heartland Family Service - North Office
Address 6720 N 30th St
Omaha, NE 68112
Phone (402) 455-1755
Hours School-year hours are 2:30 PM-6:30 PM
Hours Summer hours are 7:30 AM-6:30 PM
UNL - Independent Study High School
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Independent Study High School has since 1929 offered distance education high school. Our school is accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education and AdvancED. Additionally our core courses are approved by the NCAA. We offer over 100 core, elective and AP courses. Students may earn credits to transfer to their local school or apply towards a diploma from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Independent Study High School. Courses are online, self-paced and we have no age restrictions. Our school is open year ‘round and courses may be accessed 24/7. Our teachers hold Nebraska teaching certification and endorsements in their subject areas. Non-profit. There are course and book fees.
402-472-2175; toll free 866-700-4747
Urban League of Nebraska
Prepare youth for post-secondary education and scholarship opportunities. Empower Youth through Education, Career and Leadership Preparation providing bridges from
ninth grade through high school education to post-secondary learning opportunities for urban youth who many times fall between the cracks in our educational system.
The Urban League offers a variety of programs and services focused on empowering Nebraska’s youth, providing career support, finding affordable health care services and creating safer communities. The Urban League of Nebraska also invests in community leaders, connecting individuals and organizations to volunteer and leadership opportunities.
The mission of the Urban League of Nebraska is to be an empowering voice in the community advocating for economic self-reliance, parity, power, civil rights and equal opportunity for all.
Help Line 8 AM-4:30 PM (402) 453-9730
Address 3040 Lake Street
Omaha, NE 68111
Phone (402) 453-9730
Hours Monday-Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM