Recognition Celebration

Lincoln TeamMates holds the annual Recognition Celebration in January. This event highlights the contributions and achievements of those in the Lincoln TeamMates family.

Lincoln TeamMates Recognition Celebration

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Doors open & buffet begins at 5:00 p.m.
Program runs from 5:45-7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Station, 201 N. 7th Street

This annual event celebrates the achievements of our students, mentors, and facilitators. TeamMates relies on in-kind donations to be able to provide this fun, inspiring evening for students and their mentors.

Guests enjoy a buffet dinner, followed by a program featuring an awards ceremony and a keynote address by Ann Chang, Artistic Director for the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Ann is a Fulbright Research Scholar, specializing in Classic Performance Practice, was the founder and director of the award-winning Meadowlark Music Festival, and a former TEDx and TEDwomen speaker.

Ann Chang, Keynote Speaker


Registration is under way for the annual Recognition Celebration. Each mentor/mentee match is invited to attend; one additional seat is allotted for a guest, such as a parent or other adult (18 years or older) accompanying the mentee. Reserve your seats by filling out the form below. Seating is limited. Seats are allotted on a first come, first serve basis to matches who have registered and submitted the completed form.

REMINDER:  Mentors may NOT transport mentees to the event.
If you plan to attend with your mentee, follow these steps:

  1. Mentors register on the form below.
  2. Mentors complete their section of the “Plan for Meeting Outside of School” form. A letter of invitation to parents/guardians is included with this form.
  3. Mentors give the letter and form to mentees to take home for parent permission and signature.
  4. Mentees turn in the completed form to the school facilitator.
  5. The school facilitator will turn it in to the TeamMates office.
  6. After the form is processed, mentors and parents/guardians will receive a confirmation email with event details.

Please register TODAY! Seats are limited and confirmed in order of the date the Plan form is received, not by registration date. The form is due by January 23, 2020!  Contact the Lincoln TeamMates office with any questions (402-436-1990).

Facilitator Award Nominations

Our January Recognition Celebration highlights school facilitators who go the extra mile to assist TeamMates mentors and mentees. As the “go-to” person in their building, facilitators are responsible for organizing the TeamMates program at their school, an additional responsibility beyond their daily duties.

Our 2020 Recognition Celebration will recognize one of these wonderful TeamMates champions with the Facilitator Award of Excellence. Does your facilitator create a positive mentoring environment at school? Do they effectively communicate information about the school schedule, activities, testing, and closure dates? Does your facilitator foster your relationship with your mentee through activities, discussion, and information? If so, click the button below and nominate your facilitator! Nominations are due December 6, 2019.

Mentor Hall of Fame Nominations

There are some mentors who go above and beyond to be wonderful encouragers, champions, and friends. Mentees who have been meeting with their outstanding mentor for three years or more, have the opportunity to nominate their mentors for the Mentor “Hall of Fame” award, given at the annual Recognition Celebration. Nominations are due to the TeamMates office by December 6, 2019.

Student Achievement Nominations

Mentors are encouraged to nominate their mentee to receive the Student Achievement Award to be presented at the Recognition Celebration in January. Eligible students must have met with their mentors for three or more years, and must meet at least one of the following three criteria: improved grades, decreased number of disciplinary referrals, or improved attendance. Use the button below to make your nomination. Nominations are due by December 6, 2019.

To view previous Recognition Celebration keynotes, please visit our Past Recognition Celebrations page.

For a full list of the past award winners, please visit our Awards page.