Support Lincoln TeamMates

Financial support helps our community of volunteer mentors do what they do best: recognize and cultivate student strengths on their road to a higher education.

Your support allows TeamMates to:

  • Recruit new mentors for the 700+ students waiting for a TeamMate.
  • Provide Lincoln-area students with thoroughly screened and well-trained mentors.
  • Provide ongoing, student-mentor support through enrichment events, projects, and opportunities.

Did You Know?

The typical cost for one TeamMates mentee-mentor match for one year is $519. This is one-third the national average of other mentoring programs. Because TeamMates is a school-based mentoring program, we are able to keep our costs low and prioritize the safety of our students.

No donation is insignificant! If you donated $1 per pay period and were paid monthly, here is what your $12 would do:

  • Provide photo IDs for 5 TeamMates mentors. This badge tells school officials that the holder has been thoroughly vetted and trained, and is approved to be on school grounds.
  • Provides 6 community service project kits for students and mentors. These hands-on, conversation starters expose students to the value of community giving.
  • Your support goes further when paired with your friend, neighbor, or co-worker’s $12 donation. For example, $24 will pay for 100, two-sided informational flyers TeamMates uses at recruitment events to reach new mentors.

The Impact of Mentoring

In a word: profound.

While mentoring is largely intangible, there are several, key data outcomes that demonstrate TeamMates’ success. For example, during the 2022-2023 school year:

  • 49% of Lincoln TeamMates students had improved academic performance.
  • 81% of Lincoln TeamMates students had fewer disciplinary referrals.
  • 42% of Lincoln TeamMates students had fewer unexcused absences.

A survey of TeamMates students at the end of the 2022-2023 school year showed:

  • 95% of Lincoln TeamMates students said they are “hopeful for the future.”
  • 100% of Lincoln TeamMates students said they “trust their mentors.”

A positive, forward-thinking mindset is what helps create happy, healthy, productive adults of the future.

Making a donation is easy. Simply click on the button below and follow the prompts. All donations are tax-deductible and help us provide the best possible mentoring experience to Lincoln’s children and youth.

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You can also download and print a TeamMates Donation Form. Please send your donation and completed form to:

TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln
5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

There are many nonprofits doing good and important work. Thank you for supporting Lincoln TeamMates.