TeamMates (LPS)

Agency
Agency name: 
TeamMates (LPS)
Address: 
5901 "O" Street, Lincoln Public Schools District Office
City: 
Lincoln
State: 
Nebraska
Zip: 
68506
Phone: 
402-436-1994, 402-436-1990
Fax: 
436-1948
Director: 
Walter Powell
Mission: 

TeamMates is a one-to-one mentoring program for the Lincoln Public Schools modeled after the program founded in 1991 by Tom and Nancy Osborne. TeamMates is active in elementary, middle, and high schools.  Starting in the fourth-grade students who can benefit from having another caring adult in their life may be selected for participation in the program. Businesses, service organizations, faith-based groups and individuals can volunteer to be a mentor. Office hrs. 8-4:30. Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education.  To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor.  Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person.  Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose and vision.  
 

 

 

Contact
Contact name: 
Judy Warren
Phone: 
402-436-1994
Available projects
Projects: 

Mentoring with 3rd-12th graders. Looking for a year-long commitment. Background check required. Be sure to mention that you are seeking to be a TEAMMATE!

Length of commitment: 
Mentors--a one+ year commitment.
Hours/days per week: 
Mentors--1 hr/week
Training orientation: 
provided on site
Application process: 
Print from website & mail in
Comments: 
A required two-hour training session prior to first meeting with student Meeting with student -1 hour/ week (at least 24 out 36 possible opportunities)