The Urban League of Nebraska awarded 37 Omaha-area youth, many of whom are ULN program participants – pursuing post-secondary educations, with $1,000 scholarships. This year’s scholarships were made possible by the Urban League of Nebraska, Metropolitan Community College (Nebraska), ULN Guild, and Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals.
A reception for the scholars was held Thursday, May 2nd, at Metropolitan Community College Institute for Culinary Arts. Skyler Johnson was the event’s keynote speaker; Johnson is an 8th grade American History teacher at Lewis & Clark Middle School; before his position at Lewis & Clark, he was a specialist for the Careers for Kids Program through the Omaha Public School. Mr. Johnson acknowledges that as an educator, you wear many hats and it is his duty to fulfill every role that he is given to make an impact on each child’s life he has the opportunity to interact with.
Congratulations to all the scholars!