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Youth Engagement and leadership at Project Everlast is focused on: connection to self, group and community, skill development, leadership development, and advocacy.

Project Everlast hosts anywhere from 5-8 events a month that focus on three core areas:

  • Social 
    • Family board game nights
    • Family style meals
    • Movie nights
  • Enrichment
    • Cooking classes
    • Financial literacy
    • Physical and mental wellbeing
  • Leadership
    • The backbone of everything we do at Project Everlast
    • Gives YOU the voice to tell us what services and events our community needs the most
    • A great opportunity for training and professional development

Project Everlast hosts three BIG events every year, too! The Holiday Party, Thanksgiving Dinner, and Summer Bash all provide as an opportunity to socialize with peers in a safe and fun environment.

To learn more or get connected to Youth Engagement at Project Everlast Omaha, please contact Shelby via email at or join our Facebook group below!

Join us for social events, holiday events, and celebrations.

Starting at Project Everlast's inception in 2007, keeping youth voice front and center is the primary goal. Youth representatives with lived experience played a key role in the initial planning process in Omaha, and have continued to shape the direction of Project Everlast.

Council members are asked for input on bills, new programs and policy changes that effect youth in care a big example of that is the work that was done on the Bridges to Independence program, the Know Your Rights brochure and the Youth Court Questionnaire.

  • Legislative Day is an annual event where young people present their support of bills that may be heard during the legislative session that would impact youth and young adults to the Governor of Nebraska.  
  • Our Small Committee consists of elected members to specific positions of leadership and lead the council. The positions of leadership are Secretary, Welcoming Person, Treasurer, Task Manager and Facilitator. Elections are held in June and December of the year and members hold six-month terms.