Interested in serving the community and helping your city? In these Explorer Posts you can learn hands-on from Firefighters, Sheriff’s Deputies, Police Officers and Attorneys. Take an exciting look inside the world of civil service and law enforcement!
Coming Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
Omaha Fire Department Post #535 – Open Enrollment
If you’re interest is in the fire safety and/or emergency medical technician career fields, then join us! The Omaha Fire Department invites you to enroll in the Omaha Fire Department Exploring program. Build a future career in through a highly competitive program. The goal is to introduce you to the exciting field of fire fighting and EMT through hands-on experiences
while allowing you to take part in community activities and events.
Ralston Fire Department Post #1000 – Open Enrollment
The Ralston Fire Dept. invites you to help build your future career in emergency response services, participate in community outreach and meet the challenges of a highly competitive program. The goal of this program is to introduce to you the exciting field of fire fighting and EMT through hands on experiences. New events starting all the time. To join, call us for details.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Post #592 – Open Enrollment
During the regular meetings, the Explorers receive training in police procedures, accident investigation, search and arrest, radio communications, criminal investigations, as well as many other facets of law enforcement. We meet as a group on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 7 p.m. until we’re finished with the evening’s topic. The meetings usually last from a hour and a half to two hours. We meet year round.
Interested in a career in hair styling or beauty? Come to the EQ Hair Design post and see hands-on what it takes to make it as a professional hair designer. You get to work with real stylists in a professional environment and help real customers get the look they want. Find out if the beauty industry is right for you.
Do you enjoy Public Speaking and feel like you could stand up to the heat of the courtroom? Come learn from some of Omaha’s most respected Attorney and legal experts as they prepare you for what it’s like to be an Attorney at Law in the complex legal world. This Explorer Post will work in conjunction with the Sarpy County Teen Court Explorer Post.
Spend six weeks learning what it takes to be a leader in the outdoors. Develop basic skills such as camp craft and canoeing,as well as learn ropes course facilitation on Outward Bound’s high ropes challenge course. The group will meet Thursdays for professional development where you will learn everything from how to apply for outdoor jobs like summer camp counselor, to skills to lead outdoor expeditions. Saturdays will be full days spent doing an adventure activity such as paddling a river or rock climbing.
Interested in a career in law enforcement? The OPD program teaches students the skills necessary for a law enforcement career through hands-on experiences and classroom instructions. Participants go through a minipolice academy and receive training in areas such as searches and arrests, report writing, radio procedures, traffic stops, and accident and crime scene investigations.
Do you enjoy acting or the performing arts? Then this is your chance to participate in a professional class acting workshop, usher, greet and shadow a show during the weeks of December 7-10 through 19-22nd! All participants who successfully meet the requirements of this program will be eligible to participate in a 24 hour play festival which will occur in the Spring. This 6 week program is available specifically to junior and senior students and only accepts 15 applicants into the crew so hurry up and sign up soon!
Junior Friends is a group of socially mature teens who want to deepen their commitment to volunteerism. The group communicates primarily via its Facebook page, and meets monthly beginning in August. Smaller projects are conducted during the school year, but the biggest annual project is the senior prom in April – a dinner/dance for senior citizens.
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your peers and in the community, help other teens learn from their mistakes, ensure your peers get fair consequences, learn how the legal system works, gain self-confidence and practice public speaking? Fulfill these and other wishes by becoming a Teen Court attorney. Teen Court is composed of volunteer teenagers from local middle schools and high schools. They serve as jurors, bailiffs, and attorneys. Some of the benefits of being a volunteer are the ability to serve the community, improved knowledge of the legal system, a hands-on experience for those interested in careers in law, reference letters for jobs, and the opportunity to receive Teen Court scholarships, if available.
Students will learn about careers that can be obtained with a degree in Nursing, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Drafting, Graphic Communications and Design, and Electronics. Students will learn about prevention of infection in Nursing, process physical evidence in Criminal Justice, make changes in AutoCAD using a CAD drawing in Drafting, work with a design in Graphic Communications and Design, and will solder projects in Electronics.
Do you like watching lightning rip across the sky during a thunderstorm? Ever wonder what causes rainbows or the Northern Lights? Considering a career in meteorology? Then please consider joining us in the Weather Explorer Post. Professional meteorologists from the Omaha area will work with you to learn the basics of meteorology and also explore related interests like storm chasing and weather photography.
If you have a passion for helping others and an interest in psychology, social work, special education or working for a non-profit organization, join us to explore careers in these fields! Ollie Webb Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities and is partnering with other human service agencies to provide an overview of what it is like to work in these fields along with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the social service field working with people with disabilities. At the end of the experience, selected students will have the opportunity to serve as a mentor for a high school student with a disability