Transformation Through Education

Gap U

Are you between the ages of 17-25?  Have you graduated from high school but not started a career or college yet? 

Gap U could be right for you! This is a FREE program that prepares high school graduates for the job field or post-secondary education. Let us help you bridge the gap between what you already know...and the practical application needed to be a successful adult!  To get started, fill out an application!

Our Mission
To provide an intentional year-long gap between high school graduation and post-secondary education or full-time employment for at-risk students who have difficulty relating learning to future education or career aspirations.

Our Goals
- Provide support and skills needed for graduates to be successfully employed and/or enrolled in college
- Enable students to become self-sufficient long-term
- Raise level of professionalism and excellence for students

Businesses - How to get involved

Did you know that you can offer a great service to our community?  When you train a Gap U intern, you help young adults bridge the gap between high school graduation and starting a career.

       Here's how it works:

  1. NO COST TO YOU: Hiring a Gap U student does not cost your business a penny (the Omaha Street School will pay an hourly wage directly to the student).
  2. TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BY OSS: Transportation is provided by the Omaha Street School (through Uber or Lyft) so that students arrive at your business on time.
  3. GIVE FEEDBACK ON INTERNS.  We ask that businesses train and mentor these interns and report to Omaha Street School on their progress.
  • Would your business like to be a part of this Intern Partnership?  If so...please contact Lance Griffin at [email protected]

Why Gap U is Important
Few at-risk high school graduates have the resources or support needed to navigate the college enrollment process and then stay enrolled while working part-time. Even fewer students are able to invest in a specific skill set to make them "job-ready."

Gap U is a transitional program that prepares high school graduates for the job field or post-secondary education. Gap U bridges the gap between what a high school graduate has learned and the practical application needed to be a successful adult. 

Gap U DirectorCar Maintenance
Lance T. Griffin

Application Form
Click here to fill out GAP U application.

For More Information or to Volunteer as a Mentor, Contact
[email protected]
 
Partners
 
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