Whitney M. Young, Jr. Academy

Whitney M. Young, Jr.

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Academy empowers youth through education and career preparation.

  • STRIVE for excellence at home, school and in my community.
  • WORK within my neighborhood to further its development.
  • RESPECT my mind and body, as well as the minds and bodies of others.
  • CELEBRATE my heritage and culture as well as those of others.
  • CREATE a better future for my family, other people and myself.
  • CARE for the world’s people and environment.


  • Provide opportunities for participant’s academic, personal, career and social development.
  • Assist young people in developing long-term and short-term goals, which will lead to a productive adult life experience.
  • Groom future leaders to develop communications and decision-making skills as well as civic responsibility.
  • Involve youth to be active and provide community service projects that will develop and execute them to improve the conditions of their neighborhoods.
  • Promote the importance of parental involvement.

Want to be a part of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Academy?

Complete the form below or click here to print an application.

Fill out my online form.

After filling out the online form, please note that you must also complete an Omaha Public Schools Release of Information/ROI (also available in Spanish).

Return printed applications and ROIs to:
Urban League of Nebraska
ATTN: Nicole Mitchell
3040 Lake St.
Omaha, NE 68111

For more information about the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Academy, contact Nicole Mitchell at (402) 453-9730 ext. 137