SUCCESS IN THE WORKS

Mission
Values
Mission

Avenue Scholars, the leader in bridging the gap between education and business, guarantees careers for our youth of hope and need through supportive relationships, individualized coaching, education, and training.

Values

Integrity- We are consistent, dependable, and honest about who we are and what we do.
Innovation- We implement dynamic programming that facilitates the growth and development of our students and the community.
Collaboration- We create a culture of mutual trust, open dialogue, and positive results.
Respect- We value others and promote their success.
Hope- We focus on strengths and opportunities rather than obstacles.

What We Do

Avenue Scholars provides comprehensive, individualized support services to help Omaha-area students identify, prepare for, and ultimately enter financially sustaining, high-demand careers requiring an associate degree or less.  Programming begins in the student’s junior year of high school and continues uninterrupted through postsecondary training and for six months following career entry.  Eligibility is based on financial need (eligibility for free or reduced-price school lunches or a federal Pell Grant), interest in pursuing a high-demand career requiring an associate degree or less, and attendance at an AS partner high school.    Each student is assigned a Career Coach at both the high school and postsecondary/career levels of the program to guide their personal and career-related development during the junior and senior years of high school (High School Career Coach) and during postsecondary training and into career entry (Postsecondary Career Coach).  Students attending MCC also receive support from MCC College Success Navigators, who assist students with college-related issues (course enrollment, financial aid, academic support, etc.).  Additionally, Avenue Scholars’ Business Outreach Team engages area businesses to provide career awareness, exploration, and employment opportunities, while its Student Support Team provides individualized support to help students address basic life and social/emotional needs.  

To maximize student employment opportunities and address area workforce needs, the program supports students pursuing careers in five high-demand industry sectors:

Avenue Horatio Alger Scholarship

We’ve partnered with the Horatio Alger Association and Metropolitan Community College to offer the Avenue Horatio Alger Scholarship. Up to two hundred scholarships are available annually to Avenue Scholars students seeking quality careers in high-skill/high-demand occupations in our supported industry sectors.

Our Partners

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Baxter
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fulton Homes Education Center
Flywheel
Drake Williams
College of Saint Mary
Childrens Hospital
Carstar
Building Crafts Inc
Boys Town
Boyd Jones
Hawkins
Lamp Rynearson
Legacy Homes
Lincoln Financial Group
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No More Empty Pots
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QLI
YMCA
Woodhouse
Warren Distribution
Union Pacific
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Streck
Sheppards Business Interiors
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Quality Career Pathways
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