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Giving Kids the Chance to Reach Their Potential

We offer children of all ages a safe place to learn, connect and thrive.

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Youth Development

Many Omaha children today face a number of threats and challenging circumstances, including poverty and a lack of positive role models.

Kids in our after-school and summer programs benefit from homework help, tutoring, arts, music, athletics and more, all in a safe, supervised environment.

 

A Safe Space for Fun and Growth

“This whole neighborhood is a family. And The Salvation Army is very much a part of that. It’s home.” -- Lt. Marsha Williams-Miller

    

How We Help Empower Youth

We serve as many as 50 children every day, ensuring they have a safe place to learn, connect, have fun, exercise and sustain good health with nutritious meals and snacks. Our youth development programs include the following:

"The Sal" After-school Program 
Our after-school program is open every weekday from 3-5:30 p.m. and offers a nutritious meal, mentoring, the opportunity for kids to socialize with their peers in a safe environment, sports and other activities. 

As many as 50 kids on any given day benefit from engaging with each other and positive adult mentors, while at the same time their parents are able to enjoy peace of mind at their jobs knowing their children are safe and well cared for after school is dismissed.

Youth Night J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
Our character-building youth program on Wednesday evenings offers opportunities for girls and boys to develop positive social and communications skills, decision-making and life skills, character and leadership, as well as grow spiritually, mentally, physically and socially while exploring God's word and His world. The Wednesday night youth program includes dinner at 5:30 p.m. 

Summer Day Camp
While school is out for summer break and parents are working, our summer day camp offers a safe place for kids of all ages to enjoy fun, engaging activities as well as a nutritious breakfast, lunch and late-afternoon snack. 

Many kids also participate in various overnight camps at The Salvation Army Western Plains Camp in South Sioux City, Nebraska, where they enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, hiking and archery as well as specialized music, sports and teen camps.

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