Playsmart

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Year Founded:
1997
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Derek Leathers
Main Address:
1313 South 208th street
Omaha, NE 68022

What We Do

Playsmart helps underserved 5th through 8th grade students realize their academic and life potential through sports. Playsmart currently works with 32 middle schools in five counties (Otoe, Cass, Saunders, Douglas, and Sarpy Counties) in Nebraska.

Consisting of a dynamic group of friends, coaches and teachers, speakers and program leaders, volunteers and mentors, partners and founders, PlaySmart is at work year-round to ensure children are given the chance to learn and grow.

Through key partnerships with Kroc Center Youth Sports, Partnerships for Life, Abide and Nothing But Net, we are able to reach over 1,000 youth. Our summer Leadership Academy brings close to 75 youth together at the Kroc Center for a week-long leadership academy AT NO COST.

Interesting Info

PlaySmart has raised over $1 million dollars and touched thousands of kid's lives since 1977..
96% of adolescents who attend our Leadership Academy feel prepared to lead.
We strive to provide tools to build self-esteem, to create awareness, and to teach kids how to stop bullying.

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