Omega U is an after-school mentoring program founded at Potomac Middle School of Dumfries Virginia in 2011. Omega U expanded the after-school program to Potomac High, Freedom High, & George Hampton Middle schools in 2016, and Henderson Elementary, Osbourne Park, and Colgan High schools in 2017. Omega U proudly serves students from 5th grade to graduating high school seniors in and around the greater Prince William County community.
The Omega U program aims to support the Prince William County Schools in providing students A World Class Education for participating students in the greater Prince William County and surrounding areas by using 4 pillars of the program. Omega U pillars of success are built on the following:
- Guidance and general practice in daily application of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift
- Fatherhood Initiative and mentorship to students and fathers of and around the greater Prince William County communities
- College readiness & career preparation
- Social networking and daily application of soft skills
The Omega U program provides over 25 joint programs from all participating PWC campuses to include over 50 hours of community service projects within the program. All students in PWC are welcome and encouraged to join the Omega U program. Students and parents within PWC and surrounding school districts are able to join and participate in weekend activities that include community service projects, college campus tours and lectures.
Omega U is funded by the support of the George M. Hampton non-profit Foundation and donations from community support and members of Pi Lambda Lambda of Omega Psi Phi Inc., of Dumfries Virginia. There are no costs to students and parents to participate in Omega U. Parents are highly encouraged to participate in Omega U activities when applicable as well as provide fundraiser support to the Omega U programs.