SUCCESS IN THE WORKS
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.
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
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.