Education

TeamMates (LPS)

Agency
TeamMates (LPS)
5901 "O" Street, Lincoln Public Schools District Office
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-436-1994, 402-436-1990
436-1948
Walter Powell

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
Judy Warren
402-436-1994
Available 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!
Mentors--a one+ year commitment.
Mentors--1 hr/week
provided on site
Print from website & mail in

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)

Classification
Fall 2012
Bulling, Ted
Van Hof, Jill
Perry, James
Education 105
Education 105L
Education, Tutor, Mentor, Youth, Internship, school, At Risk

Families Inspiring Families

Agency
Families Inspiring Families
1645 N Street, Suite A
Lincoln, NE
402-441-4369
Families Inspiring Families holds monthly family support education group meetings for families raising youth with behavioral, emotional, or mental health issues. The youth group consists of activities centered around life skills, socialization, commnity service and leadership.
Contact
402-441-4369
Available projects
Family Meetings: Third Thursday of each month Youth meetings: First and third Thursday of each month Youth and Family meetings: Third Thursdays Octotber through May at Huntington Elementary School All meetings are from 6:00-8:00pm
Classification
Support, Education, Family, special ed

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska

Agency
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
8230 Beechwood Drive
Lincoln, NE 68510
(800) 487-2578
Contact
Danielle Smith
1-800-487-2578
Available projects
Refugee Outreach Volunteer: We need 1-2 volunteers to meet with elementary aged girls, get to know them, and lead them in Girl Scout programming. We will provide training and supplies. These girls are in highly urban and lower income areas of our cities, towns and our state, and lack the necessary means and volunteer engagement to support the structure of a Girl Scout troop, their meetings, field trips and activities... including the Cookie Program. Our goal is to bring Girl Scouting to these girls and all girls, regardless of their ethnicity, background, location or economic status. Day and time flexible. 1-2 hours per week (leading the group and prep time) Elementary Outreach Volunteer: We need 1-2 volunteers to meet with elementary aged girls, get to know them, and lead them in Girl Scout programming. We will provide training and supplies. These girls are in highly urban and lower income areas of our cities, towns and our state, and lack the necessary means and volunteer engagement to support the structure of a Girl Scout troop, their meetings, field trips and activities... including the Cookie Program. Our goal is to bring Girl Scouting to these girls and all girls, regardless of their ethnicity, background, location or economic status. Wed. from 4-5 pm. 2 hours per week (leading the group and prep time).
Classification
Education, girls, physical activity

LPS Family Literacy Classes

Agency
LPS Family Literacy Classes
Various locations
Lincoln, NE
402-436-1956
These classes work with predominantly ELL families. They are set to educate the whole family. One of the main goals is to get parents to read to their kids. The classes take place at 8 different schools in Lincoln where the parents go to school with the students.
Contact
Peggy Newquist
402-436-1956
Available projects
Elliott Elementary Family Literacy Program (225 S 25th St): Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Adult ESL assistant, ELL classroom helper, assist parents with classroom volunteering, help with parent involvement. Brief training/orientation meeting with classroom teacher and or coordinator. Contact Peggy Newquist @ 402 436-1956. Prescott Elementary Family Literacy Program (1930 S 20th St ): Monday - Friday, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Adult ESL assistant, ELL classroom helper, assist parents with classroom volunteering, help with parent involvement. Brief training/orientation meeting with classroom teacher and or coordinator. Contact Peggy Newquist @ 402 436-1956. Note: Both programs work with Adult ESL students.
Classification
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Bruening, Erika
Bulling, Ted
Click, Kane
Droogsma, Rachel
Gilbreth, Joan
Van Hof, Jill
Kelen, Sarah
Education 105
Education 105L
English 001
Intercultural Communication
Race Relations
Social Problems
Education, ESL, Refugee, ELL, Family, learning

EducationQuest

Agency
EducationQuest
1300 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
479-6745
Contact
Kristin Ageton
479-6745
Available projects
Want to help students KnowHow2GO to College? Big dreams and good grades are not enough to get into college for many low-income or first-generation students. They need someone to help them along the way-to teach them the steps they need to make college a reality. Are you willing to be THAT person-a KnowHow2GONebraska Ambassador? EducationQuest Foundation is looking for enthusiastic college students to volunteer their time as Ambassadors to help younger students "know how to go to college." The KnowHow2Go campaign is a national effort to help 8th-10th graders learn the four steps needed to make college a reality. EducationQuest is proud to sponsor the effort in Nebraska. Go to eqf.org/KH2GAMB for more details!
Classification
Education, teach, communication, college, menor

Indigo Bridge Books

Agency
Indigo Bridge Books
701 P Street, Suite 102, Creamery Building in the Haymarket
Lincoln, NE 68508
477-7770
Adrienne Lemmer/Aja Martin

Indigo has a new business model, an L3C, with both a for-profit business and a nonprofit organization. Both segments work together to fulfill the mission to impact literacy for adults and children, with a bilingual focus. Indigo is committed to promoting reading, learning and creativity among the community's children by providing good books, story time and artistic activities in a welcoming, fun environment.

Contact
Adrienne Lemmer/Aja Martin
477-7770
Available projects
Bilingual readers, English plus another language, for story times. Cultural musicians, both adult and children activities, any languages Mentor/homework help, in-store short term, off-site in future Guest educator, teach a single lesson to children in conjuncture with LPS outreach
Ability to read a children's story in another language: ESL/concurrent language; Education, English, or Language majors. Musical background with preference for educational focus Bachelor's degree or majoring in related field to mentoring topic, Education degree or majoring
On-line application
Classification
Fall 2012
Nelson, Cathy
Education, Children, Spanish, bilingual

Goodrich Community Learning Center

Agency
Goodrich Community Learning Center
4600 Lewis Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68521
402-436-1213
436-1259

Goodrich CLC provides safe, supervised before and after school programs, weekend and summer enrichment programs, for middle school youth grades 6,7,& 8.

Contact
Mariella Resendiz Alvarado
402-436-1213
Available projects

**Community Learning Center: Club instructors for a chess club, pod-casting club, crochet or knitting, comedy club, model car building club, dance club, jewelry making, science club, math club, volunteer club. Clubs meet 1-2 times a week for 9 wks. Time: 3:15-4:15 PM 3981. Schedule: M-F depending on volunteer

Located just west of 14th & Superior

Classification
Spring 2009
Education, Tutor, Mentor, Children, Teens, Middle School

Boys and Girls Club

Agency
Boys and Girls Club
PO Box 22344
Lincoln, NE 68542-2344
402-477-4134

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Neighborhood based, open daily and weekends, professional staff. Available to kids who cannot afford or lack access to other community programs.

Contact
Andy Larson
402-477-4134
Available projects

Located at Park Middle School on 8th and F StAfter school program - Homework time from 3-4 pm

Open 3-7 M-F
Classification
Education, Children, arts, athletics

Lincoln North Star High School

Agency
Lincoln North Star High School
5801 N 33
Lincoln, NE 68521
402-436-1305
Principal Vann Price

Public high school with multicultural student body and ELL program.

Contact
402-436-1305
Available projects

Classes for English Language Learners need volunteer tutors. Students are learning English through content classes like math, etc. Tutors needed throughout the school day 7:57 AM to 3:01 PM, except noon break. M/W/Th/F class periods are 53 min . and 42 min. on Tuesday. See website for class times. Contact Mr. Fischer by email.

Semester
3 or 4
1 or more.
Best to contact Jeremy by email.
Classification
Fall 2012
multicultural, Education, ESL, Youth, ELL

Lincoln Northeast High School

Agency
Lincoln Northeast High School
2635 N. 63rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68507
402-436-1303
Principal Kurt Galthar

At Lincoln Northeast High School our mission is to assist students in developing into contributing members of society by encouraging life-long learning, and personal responsibility. We are dedicated to helping students develop the knowledge and skills that are necessary for living and working in a multicultural and technological society

Contact
Sandra Ourada
402-436-1303
Available projects

Help in Academic Suport classroom four class periods per day with students who are struggling in regular classroom for various reasons. Have math intervention program as well. Homework Help/Tutoring Program for 9th and 10th graders (in separate classrooms.)   Contact Sandra Ourada: sourada [at] lps.org. 402-436-1303.

Desire to teach/tutor.
varies
1-2 per class period
School Days beween 9 am and 2 pm (9-11;12:15-2)
List of students working at Northeast must be sent to John Gade (jgade@lps.org) at LPS district office for background checks approval.

Must have background check and be approved by Darbi Umholtz <dumholtz@lps.org>through human resources office at Lincoln Public Schools district office.
Sandra is Doug Weatherholt's assistant and can be contacted at: Sandra Ourada <sourada@lps.org>

Classification
Fall 2012
Van Hof, Jill
Education 105
Education 105L
Intercultural Communication
Education, Tutor, Youth, Spanish, diverse

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