Past Fall Kickoff Events

2020 Fall Kickoff: You Matter

A keynote speech by Elijah Riley gave authentic voice to how having a TeamMates mentor helped him navigate high school and set a course for life after graduation including a major in Fisheries and Wildlife Management at UNL with a minor in Criminal Law to enable a future career as a Conservation Officer or a Game Warden. In Riley’s words, “You guys touch and change more lives than you will ever know, and I know I am not the only one that feels like this.”

Thoughtful (and sometimes humorous) responses of invited mentee panelists reminded attendees that every match in TeamMates rests on commitment, trust, and willingness to grow together. Several panelists mentioned their initial assumptions of their mentor being overturned in the best ways.

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