Lincoln TeamMates is proud to be a founding member of the Lincoln Youth Mentoring Coalition. Formed in June, 2020, the Coalition includes 26 local organizations that conduct or are considering conducting mentoring programs for young people as well as organizations that support mentoring programs. The Coalition is sponsored by the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln.
Lincoln Youth Mentoring Coalition Purpose Statement:
Through collaboration and coordinated effort between Lincoln’s diverse mentoring programs, the Lincoln Youth Mentoring Coalition will enhance the lives of youth by improving the quality of mentoring and increasing the number of youth with mentors. Additionally, the coalition will learn together and from each other, coordinate recruitment and advocate the value of mentors and funding mentoring programs.
In May, 2021 the Coalition presented the State of Mentoring report. The document is a wonderful snapshot of Lincoln as a mentoring community. It describes the many ways in which mentoring is happening, especially during the pandemic, and points to goals for the future.
The State of Mentoring Report was introduced at a press conference where TeamMates match Stacey and Ebony shared their story.