Sokol South Omaha

Sokol South Omaha has been working hard to re-vitalize our Community Center and reach out to the surrounding community to meet the needs of individuals and families by developing and  expanding its program offerings.

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Mission

Sokol South Omaha is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide fitness and community for individuals and families through physical, educational, cultural and social programs which guide youth through maturity, to physical and moral health, good citizenship and responsible patriotism, combined with continuous self improvement.  These goals are pursued through general physical fitness activities, gymnastics, and sports, as well as through a variety of educational, cultural, and social activities.

Sokol Programs

Sokol South Omaha has been working hard to re-vitalize the Community Center and reach out to the surrounding community to meet the needs of individuals and families by developing and expanding its program and class offerings. We are so proud to have been a long-time  resident in this area and are committed  to serving the culturally rich South Omaha. We offer a wide variety of day-time, after-school, and evening programs designed to provide recreational, educational and social activities in a positive and safe environment to address challenges faced in the Community.

History

The Czech word Sokol means Falcon in English, a daring, fearless bird.  It was adapted as the official name for the organization, symbolizing independence and strength.  It soars high over head with the eagle, ever on guard.

Sokol is an organization dedicated to the physical, mental and cultural advancement of its members, and the children who attend its gymnasiums.  It is based upon the theory that only physically fit, mentally alert and culturally well developed citizens can form a healthy, strong nation. Conceived in Prague, [now Czech Republic] by Dr. Miroslav Tyrs in 1862, its fundamental ideas can be practiced in any democratic, freedom loving nation.