The Empowerment Network ( is pleased to announce that they have opened the 2023 Step-Up Omaha application. The summer employment program is now accepting applications until Friday, March 10. The job training, internship, and work experience program runs from June 5 to August 4.

Empowerment would like to build on the program’s successes and connect 700 youth and young adults, ages 14-21, to work this summer and beyond. During the nine weeks, the 14 and 15 year olds will participate in career exploration and professional development opportunities. Individuals ages 16 to 21 will be assigned to a worksite after completing a two-week orientation. Due to the demand for summer employment, application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

The benefits of Step-Up Omaha include: opportunities to learn more about your strengths, talents, and career interests; acquire and build life, job, and teamwork skills; gain work experiences including interviewing, job search, and customer service; gain valuable on-the-job work experience and explore future career opportunities; earn up to $2,500 this summer and gain valuable educational training. The number of positions is determined by the availability of funding. To apply for StepUp Omaha, go to

To become an employer, worksite, or sponsor, please go to

The Empowerment Network works to provide opportunities for the youth to gain valuable job training and work experience during the summer and beyond. To learn more about The Empowerment Network, visit or call (402) 502-3763.