May 20, 2020

Omaha Gives is an organization that comes together to support the work of non-profit organizations. The day for Omaha to give is on May 20th. You can donate as little as $1 and up to however much you’d like. The Set Me Project understands that this has been a stressful...

May 13, 2020

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Mr. Rogers’s wise words ring especially true during this frightening and uncertain time, as children are looking...

May 13, 2020

I've been serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA for almost a year now with The Set Me Free Project. The VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program is a federal grant that allows non-profits to hire volunteers for a one year contract to build the capacity of the organiza...

May 1, 2020

Empowered educator

As an empowered educator, I communicate directly with kids via classroom settings. Furthermore, our topics of conversation can be difficult to process. My experience has taught me that children react differently to the tough topics that hit them close...

April 22, 2020

Quarantine is not ideal for anyone. Being a junior myself, my life has definitely changed a lot because of the coronavirus: the June SAT is cancelled, I won’t get my first prom, and school might not start until 2021. But given all of this, I am so grateful that I’m abl...

March 26, 2020

At my house, we’re figuring it out.

We’re figuring out how to navigate school at home for our first grader and eighth grader, while ensuring that our two year old is occupied and safe.

We’re figuring out how to burn off the energy that two year old used to get out at the...

March 4, 2020

As a former college cheerleader (Go Norse!), I was obsessed with the Netflix docuseries Cheer. The show follows the best cheerleading squad in the nation, Navarro--a junior college in Navarro, Texas, as they prepare to take the mat and compete at Nationals in Daytona B...

February 24, 2020

The intrinsic value of something, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, is “the value that something has ‘in itself,’ ‘for its own sake,’ or ‘in its own right.’” In every person we speak to, we try to instill the knowledge that they are incredibly speci...

February 13, 2020

Ashely Judd once said, “You have so much power to bring awareness, prevention and change.”

Awareness and prevention are critical to stopping human trafficking. It is imperative that we educate not only our adults but also our youth to keep them away from the dangerous o...

January 20, 2020

With our recent expansion, comes the challenge of procuring additional funding for our presentations and operations. As the Events and Communications Coordinator, I am tasked with the exciting challenge of implementing events that will not only help generate funding to...

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