Post-Secondary Educational Planning

Career Planning

Military Service Information

Personal, Family & Housing Resources

D2 Center Research Paper

Learn more about the economic impact of disengaged youth in our research paper, D2 Youth: Improving Educational and Economic Outcomes for Disconnected and Disengaging Youth (PDF).

Bringing Students Back to the Center: A Resource Guide for Implementing and Enhancing Re-Engagement Centers for Out-of-School Youth

Funded by the US Department of Education and conducted by the Millennium Group, LLC and Johns Hopkins University Everyone Graduates Center, and available on the US Department of Education website.


Student Resources

D2 Center Students Page on Facebook

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Keep up with the latest D2 Center news, and connect with other D2 Center students and staff on our D2 Center Students Page on Facebook, which is focused on information our students care about.

Know Your Rights: A Guide for Youth in Nebraska’s Juvenile Court System

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Understand your rights and learn more about the processes around child welfare and juvenile justice cases.


D2 Center Partners

Building Healthy Futures

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School-based Health Centers serve students’ medical, dental, and mental health needs.

Douglas County Juvenile Probation

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D2 Center staff members work with probation officers to improve educational outcomes for youth on probation who voluntarily participate in the D2 Center program.

Early Childhood Services Teen & Young Parent Program

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Early Childhood Services offers free support to young men and women in Douglas and Sarpy Counties who are expecting or parenting a child 0 to 5 years old. Services include pregnancy counseling, prenatal education, parenting classes, play groups, study groups, and incentive programs.

Education Quest

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Free college planning services: research colleges, explore career options, look for scholarships, complete and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and learn about student loans.

Job Corps

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Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Gateway to College

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Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is a comprehensive, full-service community college that offers affordable, quality education to the four-county service area of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. MCC offers 175+ degrees and awards in arts, business and office careers, computing and electronics, culinary, horticulture, health, industrial and technical trades, public service and transfer programs.

The Gateway to College Program is a school option that allows for dual credits for a high school diploma and MCC college credits. The MCC Express at 24th & Vinton offers free tutoring, ESL classes, GED classes, an open computer lab, and other services.

Omaha African American Male Achievement Collaboration

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An initiative, sponsored by The Empowerment Network with technical assistance from the National League of Cities, designed to improve educational and employment outcomes in the North Omaha community.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

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Sexual and reproductive health care provider and education for women and men.

Project Everlast, Project Employment, and The Opportunity Passport

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Programs for students who are or have been in foster care with a variety of services, including assistance with homeless issues and independent living, housing, job readiness and placement, and physical and mental health.

Youth Emergency Services (YES)

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Offering assistance with homeless issues and emergency housing, independent living, food and clothing, job training, domestic violence, and medical and dental services.

    July 17, 2018

    United Way of the Midlands Awards $24,000 Grant to the D2 Center to Fund Youth Academic Navigator (YAN) / Reengagement Specialist Program

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    June 20, 2018

    Meet the D2 Center Staff: Andrea Clark, Youth Academic Navigator (YAN)

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    June 13, 2018

    Meet the D2 Center Staff: Jesi DeWitt, Youth Academic Navigator (YAN)

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