A unique program at Omaha's Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School earlier this year taught students the five pillars of hip-hop.
Metropolitan Community College partnered with the AmeriCorps VISTA program to implement a hip-hop curriculum. Jason Rodriguez of the VISTA program taught the hip-hop curriculum.
He says the classes gave students something to relate to while stressing the importance of education. Rodriguez says the curriculum covered the five pillars of hip hop, including dj'ing and emceeing, one of the students’ favorites.
The Omaha Public Library is offering two workshops to help teens build confidence and learn life skills.
The library is offering the two sessions in collaboration with LifeBound. Gary Wasdin, Executive Director for the Omaha Public Library, says this is the first time the library is offering programs like this. He says "Success in Middle School” addresses the transition that 6th and 7th graders undergo.
Artwork from the Kent Bellows Studio is on view in the Omaha Mayor’s office.
Anne Meysenburg, Executive Director for the Kent Bellows Studio, said Mayor Jim Suttle's office wanted something to connect them to the art community, as well as something to beautify their offices. She says the 12 pieces on display include some paintings, some drawings and collage work.
Meysenburg says the art was created by students over the past couple of semesters. She says the students and staff at the studio are excited about this collaboration with the Mayor’s office.