TeamMates Mentoring Program

The TeamMates Program began in 1991 with the vision of University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife Nancy. Twenty-two football players met with middle school students in the Lincoln Public Schools. Coach Osborne felt that the athletes in his program could make an impact on the middle school students.

The TeamMates Mentoring Program was formalized as a statewide program in 1998 with 12 chapters and 441 mentor/mentee matches. Today, TeamMates includes 73 chapters serving over 3,000 students in grades 4-12. TeamMates successfully partners with local school districts from the largest urban schools to some of the smallest and most isolated rural schools. The program matches a student with an adult volunteer mentor to provide one hour of individual mentoring each week during the school year. Activities during the mentoring hour range from homework assignments to sharing common interests or simple engaging in conversation.

If you would like to volunteer you can contact:

TeamMates Mentoring Program
6801 “O” St.
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: 402-323-6252
Fax: 402-323-6255
Toll Free: 877-531-8326 (TEAM)

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