All in a Day’s Work

Shortly after the final bell rings signaling the end of the school day, Shammond heads to his cottage to get changed for his next assignment of the day:  farm crew. Shammond is expected to be punctual for his part-time job at the Home’s Cooper Memorial Farm which means he must catch the van leaving promptly

Charles Dominates Medical Terminology Course

Jane Erdenberger, a teacher at the Omaha Home for Boys School, recently raved about one of her students and his determination to earn a credit in the challenging and very demanding Medical Terminology class. Here’s what she had to say about Charles and his persistence: “I just want everyone to know that Charles completed his

Thinking Outside the Box

A student at the Omaha Home for Boys School used innovative thinking and initiative to turn a popular movie and book into an educational experience for his peers. Kyle, a teenager in Omaha Home for Boys Residential Care Program, recently designed a vocabulary unit around The Outsiders, a story about two weeks in the life

Building Character at the Forefront of OHB’s 4-H Program

Accountability. Self-control. Responsibility. Confidence. These are arguably some of the most important character traits that successful adults possess, but these skills can be hard to learn sitting in the classroom. That’s why getting fresh air and gaining hands-on experience through the Home’s 4-H program is so important. The Home’s 4-H program dates back to 1948

New Urban Agriculture Project Brings the Farm to the City

An April 12 visit to Omaha Home for Boys Cooper Memorial Farm by Congressman Don Bacon and Dr. Ann Bartuska, Acting Under Secretary for USDA’s Research, Education and Economics, shed light on a new project that brings urban agriculture to the Omaha metro. The Urban Agriculture Program at Cooper Memorial Farm is an educational partnership

New Project Brings Youth into the Kitchen

Who taught you to cook? Maybe you’re not a seasoned chef but surely someone, most likely someone in your family, taught you the basics of preparing a meal and showed you your way around the kitchen. For many of the youth in our Inspiration Hill Residential Care Program, food preparation, meal planning and making healthy

OHB Select Basketball Takes Home Runner-Up Honors

Several youth in the Omaha Home for Boys’ Residential Care Program took to the hardwood earlier this year in the select basketball league. Youth from OHB learned responsibility and accountability as they took on teams from Ambassadors and Omaha Street School in the recreational league that aims to give youth the opportunity to participate in

Making Smiles Part of Success

Brushing our teeth. Something so simple and mundane that we most likely all take it for granted. But think for a minute how you would feel if you couldn’t afford toothpaste, much less an expensive dental exam, or you’d never been taught proper oral hygiene. It doesn’t exactly put a smile on your face does

Truck Brigade Moves for a Mission

Two years ago when Adam Gaines toured Youth Mart, a donation center housed on the Omaha Home for Boys’ campus that serves former foster care youth, he noticed items that had been tagged for pickup months prior but were still awaiting their new home. Adam learned that, unfortunately, many young people transitioning out of foster

Dr. Nizar Wehbi Named Chairman

Longtime board member Nizar Wehbi was appointed Chairman of the Omaha Home for Boys’ Board of Directors on January 10 during its first meeting of 2017. Dr. Wehbi is a physician by training. He is currently an assistant professor and acting deputy director of the Center for Health Policy at the College of Public Health,