For more than a decade, the Step-Up Omaha program has been providing job opportunities and career training to young people in Omaha.
This year, organizers are expanding the program to make it a year round effort.
Thanks to a million dollars in funding from the city of Omaha along with private donations, Step-Up will provide career guidance to 700 young people this summer and beyond.
Students earn a stipend for completing the program and get hands on career training on skills like resume writing.
Step-Up is currently accepting applications from now through March 11th.
"I am happy to say the young people are listening," said Jami Kemp, director of Step-Up. "I need you to hear this we have over 800 applications submitted in 6 days."
Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 21 and live in the city. The application period ends at midnight March 11th.