Youth in all Omaha Home for Boys programs receiving educational support through the Omaha Home for Boys School in conjunction with the youth’s home school district. Services include remedial support and credit recovery to get youth back on academic track, college preparatory classes, experiential learning and academic scholarship work.
The school opened in August 2014 with six students and has grown to include all new students once they arrive on campus. Certified teachers oversee the day-to-day teaching responsibilities of the school, conducting class and holding the students accountable for attendance, participation, homework and tests — all the same expectations of a community school classroom.
The school’s goals are to provide educational programming that enhances learning and leads to school success, graduation, employment and/or higher education. It also strives to develop character traits using the Pillars of Character, which include Responsibility, Respect, Trustworthiness, Caring, Citizenship and Fairness.
Students may receive up to $10,000 a year toward education. As part of our programs, youth are helped through the college application process should they meet criteria. Each youth must qualify for scholarship assistance, which includes participation in one of the Home’s three programs, Inspiration Hill Residential Care, Jacobs’ Place Transitional Living or Branching Out Independent Living. The scholarships are managed by a scholarship committee.