Dog Days of Summer

by Julie Allen “It was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs. Shears’s house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in […]

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Experience Required

by Julie Allen A recent Forbes survey of 100 top HR managers, recruiters and CEOs asked what qualifications are most important for entry-level job seekers to obtain to be successful in their companies. Nearly all of them said, “soft skills.” Practice in leadership, communication and collaboration top the list of employers’ most wanted work experiences. […]

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The Next Step: Nakia Heads to College

by Jocelyn Wolff In Nakia’s words, “Last semester was over before I even knew it began.” Nakia graduated in December, a semester before most of her peers. By January, she was enrolled in Chemistry Lab, Belly Button Biology, Advanced Poetry, and Archway Seminar at NWU. She says, “Advanced Poetry [was my favorite] because it was […]

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A Letter to Dr. Price

By Julie Allen, Founder and CEO There are supporters and there are Champions.  But there’s only one Dr. Price. When we tell people about our partner high school, Lincoln North Star, the ”star” of the story is always its principal, Dr. Vann Price. Because to say that Lead Up would still be just an idea […]

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Tutoring as a way to give back

This semester, our student leaders have been working closely with five tutors from the University of Nebraska. Students are welcome to stop in three days per week to receive academic help. We interviewed one of these tutors, Hadi Alsaffar, to see what motivated him to volunteer with our organization. With the small amount of free […]

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Meet Mary!

We encourage all Lead Up Leaders to utilize LinkedIn to leverage the power of networks. We asked Junior Leader Mary some questions about the career ambitions listed on her LinkedIn profile, here’s what she shared with us: Mary is on a mission to become a pediatric nurse. The day we interviewed Mary, she had just […]

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Behind the Scenes: UNMC Dental College

Beja’s “dream is to be a dentist” and the trip she took to UNMC’s Dental College “made her excited to go into dentistry.” Beja got to look around one of the labs on campus and ask questions about Kevin’s experiences as a first-year dental student. In addition to seeing the school, Beja got to talk […]

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#leadingwithkindnesschallenge

In memory of the 14 students and 3 staff members that were killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Lead Up students are carrying out acts of kindness and challenge you to do the same.1)Carry out an act of kindness in your community.2)Share on social media.3)Tag Lead Up (@leaduplincoln).4)Challenge 7 friends to do the same.5)Use hashtag #LeadingwithKindness #leadingwithkindness #leadingwithkindnesschallenge #mylnk #lincolnnebraska #lincolnne

Posted by Lead Up on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Leading with Kindness Challenge

On February 14, 2018, 14 students and 3 staff members were killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Lead Up students were horrified by this act of violence and decided to take action. With the mission to create more positivity in remembrance of the victims, they have issued the Leading with Kindness Challenge. […]

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Friday Night at the Theater

The snow was just beginning to fly as we gathered with our leaders at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s theater to enjoy a performance of Peter and the Starcatcher. For some, it was the first time they would take in a live theater performance and others, a happy opportunity to have the experience once again. The play […]

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