Lincoln TeamMates has a proven record of success with excellent mentor training and support.
New Mentor Training
Potential mentors are required to attend an initial, three-hour in-person training session before being matched with a student. This interactive training addresses policies, activities, concerns, and responsibilities. When mentors complete training, they leave confident and inspired.
Training sessions take place at the Lincoln Public Schools District Office located at 5905 O Street. During this training, mentor photos will be taken for the purpose of issuing TeamMates badges. Please bring a photo ID for verification.
Mentor Renewal Training
Active mentors are required to attend a renewal training every three years. This discussion-based training provides mentors with policy and program updates and reminders of available resources.
Mentors are also encouraged to participate in one learning experience each year, such as a Mentor Academy or a TeamMates-sponsored group event.
Mentor Academies are one-hour learning sessions that provide additional training and education on topics that are requested by Lincoln TeamMates matches. Academies are not required trainings, but all mentors are encouraged to attend. Learn more about the next Mentor Academy.
School Academies take place during a class period at a middle or high school in Lincoln, allowing mentors and mentees at that school to participate in a learning activity together. Locations, dates, and times vary each year, so mentors should be on the lookout for communication about an upcoming event.
Online Mentor Resources
There are many resources for mentors available through the TeamMates Central Office Mentor Resource Library. Take a peek here.