Partners Assisting Youth, Business, And Community
Project PAYBAC® is a reciprocal partnership program that links schools to community businesses. The mission of Project PAYBAC® is to provide diverse learning opportunities through these partnerships. To view the PAYBAC® brochure, please click here.
If you are interested in becoming a partner, complete an application by clicking this link. The application will be distributed to building liaisons. Buildings have the option to decide to partner with a business. Mail the completed application to: Jessica Carson, Millard Public Schools, 5606 South 147 Street, Omaha NE 68137. You may also fax (715.8409) or email the completed form.
For more information, e-mail Jessica Carson at Jmcarson1@mpsomaha.org.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
One of the most active places in the Millard Public Schools is the Family Resource Center! The Center, located at 6370 South 140th Avenue, Portable 28-D, is open to all families who live in the school district boundaries and is a great resource for families of young children, infants through 8 years. For more information please click here.
District policy requires potential volunteers other than parents and grandparents of children in the district and current Millard students to go through a review process, which includes checking personal references and conducting a criminal and a child abuse or neglect check. At the discretion of the principal, applicants may be able to volunteer under direct staff supervision while the application is being processed.
With the exception of the TeamMates mentoring program, potential volunteers must contact the principal or the classroom teacher at the school where he or she in interested in volunteering to find out if volunteers are needed. If so, the contact person will provide the potential volunteer with an application form to be completed and delivered or mailed to the principal at the school.
TeamMates Mentoring Program
The TeamMates Mentoring Program of Millard is presently in 29 schools. This school based mentoring program was started by Tom and Nancy Osborne in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. Students of Millard Public Schools are matched with volunteer mentors from the community. The goal of this program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. You can read more about teammates here.
Volunteers are asked to give one hour a week to a student in grades 3-12. All meetings take place in participating schools. If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child, please contact Terri Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-715-8768. You may also contact the Metro TeamMates office at email@example.com or 402-390-8326. Please be sure to let the staff know that you are interested in volunteering at a Millard school. Together we transform lives.