Fall Kickoff

Lincoln TeamMates annual Fall Kickoff is a fun and exciting event for mentors and potential mentors to prepare for a new school year of mentoring.


Fall Kickoff 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended our Kickoff Event! After a challenging school year, playful was the watchword of the evening. We celebrated the successes and resilience of our mentors by presenting them with Adaptable Advocate gold “medals” and challenged everyone present with a 30-year trivia quiz.

LPS Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel (sporting his gold medal) spoke about how integral TeamMates is to learning in our district. Dr. Tom Osborne, a TeamMates co-founder, shared the program’s beginnings and growth over the last 30 years. A pair of recently graduated Lincoln TeamMates mentees shared their perspective on their mentoring experiences. Our keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Vann Price, LPS Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. A portion of her talk, “The Power of Belonging,” spoke to the work of Dr. john a. powell. Here’s a clip:

During the Fall Kickoff, we also discussed specific policies and procedures for the 2021-2022 school year. These policies can be viewed here.


Highlights from past events can be found on our Past Fall Kickoffs page.

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