The Purpose of TeamMates Mentoring
Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose and vision. The TeamMates Mentoring Program currently provides a mentor for over 7,000 youth across Nebraska and Iowa, as well as in San Diego, California.
- Commitment to youth — We are committed to serving youth with compassion and respect.
- Safety — The safety and protection of the mentee and mentor is first priority.
- Integrity and Trust — We are committed to integrity and trust in all relationships.
- Inclusion — We are committed to the inclusion of mentees and mentors from diverse backgrounds.