Intake Specialist Charnella Mims and Director Greg Emmel attended the 11th Annual State of Education in North Omaha Summit on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The D2 Center had a resource table, and the Summit was attended by many community members and community organizations. The featured speaker was new OPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Logan.
Eleven D2 Center students enrolled this summer in an elective credit class “Better Family Health” under the guidance of certified teachers Ms. Clem Bell and Ms. Dianne Kielniarz. One of the goals of the class is for students to prepare a project and presentation on a health issue of choice. Most students select topics that have directly impacted them or someone in their family. On Friday, July 13, students made presentations to family members and D2 Center staff members during an Open House and did a fantastic job! Some of the topics were the importance of exercise and diet for seniors, diabetes, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, teen pregnancy/parenting, high blood pressure, and how mental health can effect physical health.
Please join the D2 Center this Wednesday, May 23, for Omaha Gives!, the local 24-hour charitable challenge from the Omaha Community Foundation and American National Bank. Donations start at $10 and we appreciate any and every gift towards our mission of reengaging high school students on the path to their high school diploma.
D2 Center and Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Independent Studies Program students attended a tour of Xenon Academy on Thursday, December 21, 2018. D2 Center Career Navigator John Moore and OPS Accelere Futures Specialist Megan Dimmitt also attended.
D2 Center directors Greg Emmel and Carolyn Miller and Youth Academic Navigator (YAN) Kelsey Hansen attended the 2017 Western Regional Reengagement Plus! Convening in Tacoma, WA, December 6-8, 2017. As always the conference provided excellent networking opportunities and many chances to share best practices, along with site visits to different locations around Washington State where we could observe reengagement in action. In addition to in-depth discussion sessions with reengagement colleagues from across the Western U.S., we heard from speakers Carla J Santorno (Superintendent, Tacoma Public Schools), Chris Reykdal (Washington State Superintendent), and Mayor of Tacoma Marilyn Strickland — plus, as always, our fearless leader, Andrew Moore, who spearheads the National League of Cities Reengagement Network, of which we’ve been a part since 2011. Here’s more about the Washington State Open Doors Youth Reengagement system – it was wonderful to see all the coordinated reengagement efforts underway across the state.