SAVE Program

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Kevin Melcher, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Kevin Melcher
Main Address

3535 Harney St
Omaha, NE 68131
United States

What We Do

Our mission is to connect under-served youth with opportunities and resources to be successful students and active individuals. Within our Academic Mentoring Program, we strive to build positive associations with college campuses through interactive and exploratory learning. Our students are brought onto local college campuses to work alongside student mentors in activities, tutoring, and campus engagement. The opportunity to participate in an extracurricular activity is the primary initiative SAVE uses to encourage active involvement in a child’s education and community. By creating that connection between academic success and extracurricular support, our program helps kids reach their potential both in and out of the classroom. Our Follow Through Program, piloted in 2022, is designed to follow SAVE graduates through high school to provide support, resources, and encouragement for academic success and extracurricular engagement.

Interesting Info
  • Over 400 youth served throughout the year!
  • 57.5% of children exceeded the maximum of 2hr screen time per day. 33.6% of children do not meet the guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
  • Our goal is to raise funds and recruit volunteers to facilitate equal opportunities for each and every one of our students.
Geographic Location
Photos and Videos
students look at a control board
two boys in 3d-printed glasses
kids in costumes