Challenging youth to take action to make a change in their high schools through the Youth Frontier's Responsibility retreat, that was the goal for 110 high school juniors Thursday morning.
The students came in from all across the metro including Omaha North, Bryan, South and Benson high schools, they converged on the campus of the Omaha Home for Boys. To reach their goal, staff helped the teens design an action plan to make their school's more safe and positive, specifically for some, that meant tackling bullying.
“We've had students say you know what, there is a specific kids in our school, we all know who they are, this specific kids gets made fun of everyday and we are going to stop that,” Joe Cavanaugh, CEO of Youth Frontiers said. “We are going to make that not happen anymore, and we can do that. These young people have unbelievable potential, to make our world and our school's better.”
Currently, You Frontiers works with 120,000 students in the Midwest and 10,000 in Omaha.