Career Prep

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”

~ Dwayne Johnson

Career & Care Fair – Flood Victims

Graphic Novels Read Up with Lead UpAfter the devastating flooding that took place in Nebraska this March, Lead Up student leaders hosted their North Star peers for a session of blanket making and letter writing to support young children who lost their “blankies.” 15...

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More Than Words

More Than WordsMarch found Lead Up enjoying three packed days exploring every angle of children’s picture books, and learning that something as seemingly simple as an eBook is a lot more than words.BOOK TASTING: CHILDREN'S LITERATUREFirst, students attempted to...

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High School. High Stress.

Getting into college, and finding the money needed to pay for it, is more competitive than ever and the balancing act that students experience each and every day can add up to stress and burnout. Add on the demands of school, job, and extracurriculars and it’s easy to...

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Why Mentoring Matters by Taylor Sinclair

Why Mentoring Matters   Taylor Sinclair earned a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. She is passionate about civil rights and access to education. She is an avid hiker and reader and is happiest when leaving her comfort zone behind. Life...

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Leadership Summit

Last year our leaders invited a select group of classmates to the Leadership Summit and we had a wonderful time listening to interesting speakers and participating in hands on activities. Who will be invited to this year’s summit and what will it bring?!?! Stay tuned to find out.

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NE Wesleyan Visit

NE Wesleyan Visit Although they are still Juniors for a couple more weeks, our will-be seniors are already getting excited about college!  This week, they visited Nebraska Wesleyan University. They learned about social and academic opportunities and, as junior Anthony...

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ACT Picnic

Building ACT Skills just seems more fun with sun and giant-sized games in the park, doesn’t it?

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Mega Success Skills Day

Our new leaders took the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), created vision boards and toured our resource web site, the Lead Up Insider.

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Leading With Kindness Challenge

Leading With Kindness Challenge On February 14, 2018, 14 students and 3 staff members were killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Lead Up students were horrified by this act of violence and decided to take action. With the mission to create more...

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Behind the Scenes: UNMC Dental College

Behind the Scenes: UNMC Dental College Beja’s “dream is to be a dentist” and the trip she took to UNMC’s Dental College “made her excited to go into dentistry.” Beja got to look around one of the labs on campus and ask questions about Kevin’s experiences as a...

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Senior Leader Trinity Responds to School Violence

Senior Leader Trinity Responds to School Violence In response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and in light of the public dialogues that have followed, Senior Leader Trinity has penned an OP ED piece on gun violence in schools and the impact it...

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Tutoring as a Way to Give Back

Tutoring as a Way to Give Back This semester, our student leaders have been working closely with five tutors from the University of Nebraska. Students are welcome to stop in three days per week to receive academic help. We interviewed one of these tutors, Hadi...

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Junior Leader Anthony Meets Ms Cash

Student Snapshot: Student Leader Anthony Meets Ms. Cash Junior Leader, Anthony, spent the month of April exploring his interest in becoming an Elementary school teacher.  At the beginning of the month he was nominated for and attended LPS's day-long workshop dedicated...

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Experience Required

Experience Required A recent Forbes survey of 100 top HR managers, recruiters and CEOs asked what qualifications are most important for entry-level job seekers to obtain to be successful in their companies. Nearly all of them said, “soft skills.” Practice in...

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Museum Exhibit Opening

Lead up students will spend the summer working on a project with the staff at the Nebraska History Museum. Our students will help the museum professionals to research, select artifacts, and organize events related to a chosen exhibit. You will be able to see their work on October 6th when the exhibit opens.

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Quarterly Networking

Each quarter we invite individuals to help us sharpen our networking skills and learn about people, jobs and companies in our community. We would love to have you join us.

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