Breakout Sessions: Ages 13-19

Sessions 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cash Rules Everything Around Me (C.R.E.A.M.): Room C

Presenter: Ms. Paige Korten

As our society evolves, it is critical to understand money management. What does it take to open a savings account? Do you know what is needed to get a checking account? At any age, it is important to learn and understand banking, and this hands-on session is for you.

From Workforce Training to Entrepreneurship: Room D 

Presenters: Ms. Gloria Harwell, Mr. Scott Henry and Ms. Katie Graves Bullie 

As kids, we are told, "Go to college and get a good job." What if you are not interested in college? To prepare for the workforce, obtaining a skill or trade is a key to career success. MCC's Workforce Division specializes in offering H3 (high skill, high demand, high wage) job training certifications. One such training is the Mobile Device Repair Academy, a one-week bootcamp followed by an internship. Participants can become entrepreneurs over spring or summer break! 

Sessions 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Room C

Presenter: Ms. Tiffany Gamble

Al, robotics, logic, coding, oh my! The future is here, and it is important we can compete with our peers, other states, and different countries. If you want more information on STEM and what the community has to offer, plan to attend this informative session.

What’s Next?: Room D

Presenters: Mr. Brad Brown and Ms. Maddie Pooley 

After high school the natural progression is college. Sometimes the idea of leaving home, having the funds for school, or having the academic records to be accepted into school can be daunting. Don’t worry; this session will provide information on the next steps post high school. Learn about the steps needed to succeed and how to have a great collegiate start.

Sessions 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet the Flintstones: Room C

Presenter: Praire STEM

In the 1980s and 1990s, there was a plethora of shows that focused on where society would be in the future. Fast forward to 2023, the future is here. From drones to robotics, we live ina world powered by our creativity and imagination. If you want to learn more about drones and robotics, this session is for you.

DON’T Catch Me Outside: Room D

Presenter: Ms. Nicole Louis

While on social media, we sometimes invest our time in daily drama, violence, and negative bantering. What happens when the fight ends? How do we prevent drama online and in our personal lives? In this conflict management session, we provide tools to avoid online and personal conflict. If you find yourself as the antagonist or the inflicted party, allow this session the opportunity to provide you withthe skills for personal empowerment.

Breakout Sessions: Ages 20 and up

Sessions 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Race, Redlining and Real Estate: Room A 

Presenter: Attorney Terri L. Crawford

Redlining is a systematic tool used to hinder traditionally marginalized groups. Before we collectively focus on solutions, we must gain a foundational understanding to see past our societal conditioning. 

Get Your Paperwork in Order: Room B

Presenters: Ms. Deborah Dogba and Ms. Neki Cox

Starting your business is a process, a process that begins after you have identified a need in a certain demographic. After identifying a need, what comes next? How can finance your business? Do you have a business plan? Attend this session for more information on business development.

Sessions 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Room A

Presenter: Ms. Kitty A. Amaya 

Need resources to stay in your home? Want to avoid foreclosure? HUD offers resources to help with the above and will speak about community programs. Programs are available to those in need, who meet certain criteria. 

Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD): Room B 

Presenter: Ms. Megan Walter 

MUD serves over 600,000 people in the Metropolitan area. In addition, MUD partnered with the City of Omaha and other area municipalities to provide more cost-efficient billing of sewer fees to customers. In this session, MUD will provide information on energy-saving programs and opportunities.

Sessions 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Digital Currency: Room A

Presenter: Ms. Wendy Billman

The advancements of technology have no bounds, but how do these advancements impact our daily lives? We have seen the announcements of a digital dollar and other nations implementing digital currency—what does the aforementioned mean to you? If you want to learn about Cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and how to succeed as we evolve financially, this session is for you.

Emotional Intelligence: Room B

Presenter: Ms. Deborah Dogba

How do you deal with. conflict in your life? Drama with co-workers? When tough conversations arise, is your response to fight or to take flight? This session on conflict and negotiation will help attendees have tough conversations without being passive-aggressive or violent. Let this session be the first step in identifying triggers before we respond emotionally.

Sessions 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Homestead Program: Room A

Presenter: Mr. Jeff Smith

In Nebraska, there are programs designed to financially help specific groups with homes, taxes, energy assistance, etc... Specifically, the Homestead Program helps households meeting certain demographics with their property taxes. You may not qualify for the Homestead Program, but within our community, we can identify someone who could benefit from financial assistance—each one, teach one.

Generational Wealth Through Homeownership: Room B

Presenter: Ms. Lacey Studnicka

Building generational wealth is easier than you think; generational wealth can start with simply owning a home. Habitat Omaha will share different pathways to homeownership and how to create generational wealth, even starting a business using your home as leverage. 

Sessions 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Trust and Estate Law: Room A

Presenter: Attorney Julia K. Palzer 

Would the ones you care about be able to survive if you were no longer alive? Do friends and family know where you keep important documents? Could you pay for your funeral, or would a GoFundMe need to be created? Speaking on matters of death can be difficult, but if you answered “No” to any of these questions, this session is for you.

Business Certifications/Diverse Suppliers: Room B

Presenters: Daniel Kuchar, Ms. April Hibbler, Ms. Lucia Del Rio Lopez, and Mr. Christian Espinosa Torres

Hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts and funding are available once businesses receive specific certifications. Black and minority-owned businesses are missing out because they lack certifications from SBA, city, county, state and federal governments and corporate supplier diversity programs.

Learn more about the process and hear from a small business that has been positively impacted since gaining certifications.

You do not want to miss this session.

Sessions 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Omaha 100: Room A  

Presenter: Ms. Malinda Williams 

At Omaha 100, we’re committed to delivering equitable opportunity, making home and business ownership possible for people of all economic backgrounds – no minimum income required. We do this by establishing partnerships with lenders, hiring financial experts equipped to provide helpful education, and delivering the tools and services our clients need to ensure their success, now and in the years ahead. 

Carver Legacy Center: Room B

Presenter: Mr. Ernest White

The Carver Legacy Center is a Black owned, financially led collaborative, located in District Two. Amongst their many services, the Carver Legacy Center advises on strategies for building generational wealth and attaining home ownership. Owning land and being self-sufficient is a necessity and the Carver Center can help create a plan for you.