Nebraska Law Students Volunteer with Omaha Public School’s THRIVE Leadership Club
15 Feb 2018
Twenty-eight law students and four College of Law professors volunteered at Benson High, Omaha Northwest, and Omaha South, as part of each schools’ THRIVE Leadership Club programming.
THRIVE is an after-school leadership program in five Omaha Public Schools: Benson, Bryan, Central, Northwest and South high schools. The club is designed to help students become leaders who give back to the community through acts of volunteer service. Students learn to communicate with each other, work together to accomplish a common goal, and to make good decisions in all areas of their lives.
During the events with Nebraska Law, high school students listened to presentations on responsible renting. They were then given hypothetical situations based on common problems Omaha renters face. The high school students were broken into groups, each led by Nebraska Law students, to work through how these situations should be handled. Each group presented a skit based on their situation.
The Nebraska Law students were also able to speak to the high school students about the Underserved Law Opportunities Program, share what law school is like, and discuss different types of legal careers.