TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln
Chapter mailing address
TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln
PO Box 82889
Lincoln, NE 68501-2889
Lincoln is proud to be both the birthplace of TeamMates and the program’s largest chapter. We started the school year with nearly 1100 matches meeting in more than 70 schools across our community.. Thank you, Lincoln, for your support!
To celebrate National Mentoring Month, the annual TeamMates Recognition Event will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the Lincoln Station in the Historic Haymarket. Doors open and buffet begins at 5:00 p.m. The program runs from 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. The evening festivities will include keynote speaker, UNL Volleyball Head Coach John Cook and award recognition of students, mentors, and facilitators.
Registration is under way for this celebration. Each mentor/mentee match is invited to attend; one additional ticket is allotted for a guest, such as a parent or other adult (18 years or older) accompanying the mentee. Reserve your seats by clicking the “Registration” button below.
REMINDER: Mentors may NOT transport mentees to the event.
If you plan to attend with your mentee, follow these steps:
- Mentors register, then complete their section of the “Plan for Meeting Outside of School” form. A letter of invitation to parents/guardians is included with this form. See links below.
- Mentors give the letter and form to mentees to take home for parent permission and signature.
- Mentees turn in the completed form to the school facilitator.
- The school facilitator will turn it in to the TeamMates office.
- After the form is processed, mentors and parents/guardians will receive a confirmation email with event details.
Please register TODAY! The form is due by January 23, 2019.
Seats are limited and are confirmed in the order completed Plan forms are received, not registration date. Please contact the Lincoln TeamMates office with any questions at 402.436.1990.
Please click the links below to complete the online nomination forms. The deadline for all nominations is December 1, 2018.
Look stylish while spreading the word about mentoring and supporting TeamMates! Screen printed shirts are now available for order with proceeds supporting Lincoln TeamMates. Choose from three styles including t-shirt, v-neck, and long sleeve.
As mentors, you know the value of volunteering. Encouraging your mentee to complete a TeamMates community service project can lead to conversations about helping those in need and foster an attitude of community care.
TeamMates of Lincoln has prepared service project kits available through April. All projects can be completed during a weekly meeting. Kits are limited, but you may also use your own supplies. Service projects are due to the TeamMates office on the date listed on the instructions.
This month, TeamMates of Lincoln will support young adults who have dropped out of high school or are struggling to graduate through The HUB. The HUB helps students prepare for the GED in order to reach their educational, employment, and personal goals. The tags will share pieces of advice to encourage these young adults to pursue their dreams.
2018-2019 Mentor Academies
Lincoln TeamMates hosts an additional training opportunity for mentors. Monthly Mentor Academies, held at the Lincoln Public Schools District Office, feature speakers on a variety of mentoring-related topics and provide valuable information to expand and refresh your mentoring toolbox. Mentors are asked to participate in at least one learning activity each year. Mark your calendars with the dates and times below for upcoming events.
Tuesday, December 18, 12:00 p.m.
- Stress Relief and Wellbeing – Michelle Welch, LPS Wellness
Michelle will be discussing stress relief and overall well-being – a topic that relates to all of us! Learn strategies that could improve 2019 for you and your mentee!
Thursday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.
- Match Activities and Community Service Projects – Stacey Blizek, Lincoln TeamMates
Friday, March 15, 12:00 p.m.
- TeamMates+ and Scholarship Opportunities – Angee Dostal, Lincoln TeamMates
Tuesday, April 23 12:00 p.m.
- TeamMates Impact – TeamMates Mentees
Information from past academies can be accessed below:
TeamMates of the Month
Each month, TeamMates features one of our mentoring matches. We love to hear what they’re up to, how their relationship has grown, and the things that they’ve learned from one another. Enjoy our most recent TeamMates of the Month articles:
December, 2018 – Cindy and Macey: Quick Connection and Long-term Commitment
Support TeamMates of Lincoln
Investing in Lincoln’s youth through mentoring helps a student thrive today and our city thrive tomorrow. Click on the button below to donate directly to TeamMates of Lincoln and give the gift of mentoring to a child in our community.
Lincoln TeamMates Partners