Legendary Husker coach Tom Osborne’s nonprofit continues to support students

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Teammates Mentoring has helped school-age students accomplish their goals through mentorship since 1991. 

The program was started by legendary Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne and his wife. 

Teammates have been a staple in the community for decades, and its mission continues to grow. 

On Wednesday, Osborne spoke to Ameritas employees in Lincoln as part of the 2022 Ameritas United Way Campaign.

“I think every young person needs a caring adult in their life,” Osborne said. 

About 45,000 kids have been impacted by Teammates, and the program has seen lots of support from many organizations. 

“It’s a difficult time for a lot of kids, and we don’t just help the young people that we are mentoring,” Osborne said. “I think we help the mentors, too.”  

Now more than ever, kids across the state need someone who can provide support, encouragement and focus. 

Osborne says anyone can become a mentor, and mentors often say the relationship impacts their lives, too. 

More information about the program and how to join can be found here.

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