College Preparation

“Being told I was chosen to be in a program that would help me get to college was the moment I saw my future get a little brighter.”

~ Collegian Leader

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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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....

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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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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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Playing Soccer at North Star High School

Student Snapshot: Anthony & Shihab on playing soccer at North Star Junior leaders Anthony and Shihab were both on North Star’s JV Soccer team this year. We talked to them about what their time on the team was like, here’s what they had to say: Why did you decide...

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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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