Youth Leadership Omaha
Youth Leadership Omaha (YLO) is an interactive leadership development program which informs, motivates and increases the awareness of selected high school sophomores from the greater Omaha metro area through issue-oriented seminars and interaction with community decision-makers. The program outcome is an investment in the Omaha community's future leadership. Since its inception, the annual program has brought together a diverse group of 40 student participants to examine their schools, neighborhoods, ethnicities, faiths, leadership skills and life experiences in a forum that allows for the free exchange of ideas, information and advice. Creighton University staff members, Maryanne Rouse and Jeremy Fisher, oversee the program and provide direction and management of college student leadership mentors, a team of business majors who participate in Creighton’s four-year leadership development program – the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Scholars Program.