Youth for Greater Good (YFGG), is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth organization founded in Omaha, NE. Our mission is to shape the future of South Sudanese youth through academic support, mentoring and cultural awareness. We're uplifting future leaders through our yearly programming and promoting unity within the South Sudanese community and with the Omaha community at large through our community outreach and events. We aim to bridge the gaps, empower the youth, and build the future. Our vision is to create a safe environment for 2nd generation refugees to receive much needed services and be among their peers and leaders that look like them. We value unity, leadership, and creativity.
Where future leaders are shaped today.
Bridging the Gap
The South Sudanese community has called Omaha their home for over two decades. Despite all this time, our presence within Omaha is not seen and our youth continue to endure obstacles that hinder their growth. Here at YFGG we seek to bridge the gaps within the community and expose our youth to everything Omaha has to offer and show Omaha everything our community has to offer. We execute this through our monthly field trips, community outreach efforts and events we host in collaboration with organizations, businesses, and community leaders.
Empower the youth
Unfortunately the second generation South Sudanese youth carry on the refugee struggles that the first generation dealt with. Lack of advocacy, language and cultural barriers, and lack of identity all play a part in this continued predicament. YFGG aspires to empower the youth by installing cultural identity, providing a sense of community, and mentoring.
Building the future
Through dialogues & community engagement the voices of the community we serve has always been and continues to be a significant contribution to our foundation. Our programming and events all take into consideration the unique circumstances and the goals of our community. Together we are building the future, creating leaders, and ultimately a foundation for longevity.