“Being in TeamMates gives me a chance to talk to someone who cares and listens.”
-Lincoln TeamMates Mentee
A mentor provides a young person with unconditional friendship, support, and encouragement. Mentors give the gift of focused time. They build a relationship by spending time listening and acting as sounding boards for their students. Over time, mentors help young people affirm strengths, build confidence, encourage positive choices, and visualize a bright future.
TeamMates mentoring program matches young people with one-to-one mentors. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have made a commitment to this program and their student. Matches meet together at school each week for approximately one class period.
Lincoln TeamMates currently serves nearly 1200 matches in more than 70 public and private schools in our community.
TeamMates Mentoring Program Mission
The mission of TeamMates is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.
Lincoln TeamMates Core Values
- Commitment to Youth — We are committed to serving youth with compassion and respect.
- Safety — The safety and protection of the mentee and mentor is first priority.
- Integrity and Trust — We are committed to integrity and trust in all relationships.
- Inclusion — We are committed to the inclusion of mentees and mentors from diverse backgrounds.
Investing in the Future
“We know that one student at a time, we can make a difference, not only in this generation, but for the generations to come.”
-Dr. Tom Osborne, TeamMates Co-Founder