It takes a village to raise a child. At Liberty Elementary School in Omaha, teachers and administrators create a unique sense of community that results in empowered students, involved families, and an incredible array of resources for both. They accomplish this with a focus on communication that shatters socio-economic, cultural and language barriers.
With 95 percent of Liberty students coming from homes living under the poverty line, educators have to get creative to provide the resources the children need to succeed. From study skills programs, to an on-campus health clinic, to English classes for parents, Liberty is proving that with the right opportunities any child can achieve great things. By teaching students that school is their job, children learn focus and responsibility that will benefit them in the future. The school has become a true haven for students and parents alike.