Collective for Youth Students Recognized by Facebook’s Engineer for the Week Program

A team of three students in The Collective for Youth ( and Boys & Girls Club Panther Pack program at Morton Middle School were selected as finalists for Facebook’s Engineer for the Week. These 7th and 8th grade students, and their after school staff members, attended the Achievement Summit held at Facebook Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.

Facebook’s Engineer for the Week is an immersive program that introduces students to the fast-paced world of engineering. Teams participated in building prototypes from design through the iteration of a final product. Throughout the process, students met virtually with a Facebook engineer. The Morton Middle School team designed a chat box to support students emotionally and offer information on bullying and other sensitive topics. The project was done with Cp3o, a local partner that teaches technology and media skills to students in afterschool programs.

Collective for Youth is a connector for advocacy, resources, and training for out of school time providers. They are committed to connecting youth to high quality programs and to growing a community of thriving partners who ignite the imagination and grow the minds of youth. There are 34 Omaha Public Schools and dozens of local non-profits that form Collective for Youth. The organization serves nearly 7,400 children annually. For more information, visit or contact Cary Mohiuddin at (402) 932-2025 /