Mourning Hope’s Family Grief Support Group

Mourning Hope will be offering their Family Grief Support Group from August 20th through October 22nd at 6:30 pm to 8 pm. To register, please click here.
This support group is for families with children ages kindergarten through 18 who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Activities are designed to help youth express themselves through art, games and dramatic play, while adult caregivers learn strategies to support their bereaved children and process their own grief.
Whether the death was sudden or anticipated, recent or many years ago, Mourning Hope welcomes families to join our support group series, which is offered at no cost to participants. These groups enable both youth and their caregivers to develop healthy coping skills and work through complex emotions associated with the death. Most importantly, children and teens will recognize they are not alone in their grief.

Free job-getting help from a local non-profit

Next TuesdayApril 17, from 5:30-6:45pm at the Nonprofit HubLead Up** will host a forum called “Apply Yourself”. It will feature three panelists from YMCA, HyVee and Gallup. This forum will focus on finding and successfully securing a first job or summer employment with an emphasis on helping students learn that first jobs are more than just a way to make some money, but rather a chance to start a resume, and develop  skills needed for future college and careers. 
Sound cool? Check it out, and stop into the Counseling Center with any questions!
**Lead Up is a Lincoln-based non-profit whose mission is to increase diversity in higher education and the workforce in Lincoln by providing support to underrepresented students. 

From LSW Student Council…


Student Council is collecting used prom attire that would be given to LSW students who couldn’t otherwise afford to buy prom clothing. We were wondering if any teacher would be willing to donate old formal attire, such as dresses, sport coats, ties, accessories etc. We appreciate anything you could give. Please bring your donated items to Sarah Hammers in either A117 or A209 by April 6th at the latest.  


Our boutique will be open for students to shop in the counseling center April 10th-13th. Below are our hours.

Tuesday 4/10: 7:45am-8:05am & 3:03 pm-4:00 pm

Wednesday: 4/11 7:45am-8:05am & 3:03 pm-4:00 pm & during conferences

Thursday: 4/12 7:45am-8:05am & 3:03 pm-4:00 pm

Friday 4/13 7:45am-8:05am & 3:03 pm-4:00 pm

Thank you,

Lincoln Southwest Student Council

LEAP (Learn & Earn to Achieve Potential) Program Opportunities

LEAP is ENROLLING new students!

  • Are you between the ages of 14 and 24?
  • Were you in – or currently in- the foster care or child welfare system?
  • Are you within 12-9 months of completing high school and on-track to earn your diploma or already completed high school/GED?
  • Are you interested in college or career training and not currently enrolled in college courses?
  • Do you want help succeeding in college, want to meet new people, have a lot fun, participate in leadership activities, and even earn scholarships or reduced tuition?

LEAP offers the following opportunities to eligible candidates:

  •       Scholarship opportunities
  •       Support during your transition to college and throughout your college experience
  •       Fun activities, group learning, on-campus support system
  •       Leadership opportunities to help build your resume
  •       Help finding a career you love

To check on eligibility requirements as well as to apply, please click here to download the LEAP Enrollment Form. If interested, please complete all sections of the attached LEAP enrollment form and return it to Brittney Livingston (in Omaha) at or return to Lindsey Drake (in Lincoln) at



Bright Lights’ Classroom Assistants

Bright Lights is looking for high school students to serve as Classroom Assistants. This is a great opportunity for students to earn GoPo hours and other volunteer service hours during the summer. Students may apply at starting March 8th.

To be a classroom assistant:

  1. Choose a topic you enjoy
  2. Choose a week and time that works for you
  3. Have a fun, rewarding adventure
  • Weeks available
    • June 5-9
    • June 12-16
    • June 19-23
    • June 26-30
    • July 10-14
  • Hours available
    • 8:45 – 12:15 (Morning)
    • 12:45 – 4:15 (Afternoon)
  • Attend the orientation meetings and help teacher on set up day
  • Classes take place at Holmes Elementary (5230 Sumner St) and other community sites

If you have questions, please contact Jodi Fuson at 402-420-1115 Ext. 49 or

Duke Summer Academy

Duke Summer Academy  believes that while learning, students can change the world. Students are invited to spend the summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist.  Students will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand.  As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way.  The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.

Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures.  Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.

  • First Prize: $250
  • Second Prize: $150
  • Third Prize: $100

UNO’s CodeCrush Immersion Experience

CodeCrush is a FREE immersion experience for 8th and 9th grade girls designed to show them the world of iSTEM. Part of the UNO College of Information Science and Technology Women in IT Initiative, we’ve created this program to help show girls all the cool and crush-worthy things you can do with technology.

When is CodeCrush Spring Immersion Experience?

March 29th – 31st

What does it cost? 

Nothing! Meals, transportation around Omaha, lodging – it’s all free.

Mentor teachers will receive a $500 stipend.

Who is eligible? 

Students must be in 8th or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2016 school year, have parent permission and be nominated by a teacher/counselor/administrator who will also accompany them to the immersion experience. More than one student may be nominated.

Application deadline

February 12, 2017

Check out more information here:

Looking for other ways to get involved in technology? Come check out IS&T’s open house on February 25th!

Hawk Food Mart

Term 2’s Hawk Food Mart will be held Tuesday, December 13th in the A118 Forum between 2:15 and 3:30 pm. A variety of grocery items will be provided by the Food Bank of Lincoln. Gently used clothing will also be available. The Hawk Food Mart is open to students, staff, and their families. There are no costs or income restrictions for participating in this event.

Please click here  or read below to view additional resources and information available to eligible students and families in Lincoln and surrounding areas.