PREPARING OUR YOUTH OF TODAY
to become LEADERS OF TOMORROW
To inspire youth by cultivating community through the means of education, mentorship, and cultural identity; in this, we prepare our youth of today to become leaders of tomorrow.
Republic of South Sudan (ROSS) Leaders is a 501(c)(3) community organization founded in Omaha, Nebraska. We are committed to serving students and families through innovative programs designed to meet the community's needs. ROSS programs consist of academic support, career exploration, health and wellness, cultural engagement, and weekly after school programs. Together with our partners, we organize a variety of events to share our culture with the greater community.
Who We are
In July of 2022, the Wenyen Gabriel Youth Basketball Camp was born and hosted in Juba, South Sudan through the collaborative efforts of ROSS Leaders, So Elite Basketing Training Team, and Los Angeles Lakers player, Wenyen Gabriel.
Our leaders were able to maximize their impact by bridging the gap between youth athletics and development in South Sudan and within the diaspora as well. During this time, our team met with community leaders, visited refugee camps, and fully immersed ourselves into Juba’s culture. Click the button below to read more about our adventures.