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Teammates Mentoring Program

Teammates Mentoring Program, Fairbury Nebraska

Our Mission:

The mission of Teammates is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach
their full potential.

There are three easy steps to becoming a mentor:

  1. Apply
    Download an application here
    Questions? Call 402-390-8326
  2. Train
    Take Training to prepare you for the experience
  3. Match
    Meet your mentee

To take the first step …

Click Here to Become a TeamMates Mentor!

On behalf of our founders, Tom and Nancy Osborne, we thank you for your interest in mentoring. TeamMates is a school-based mentoring program which means that mentoring takes place on school grounds during school hours. The school connection tells youth that school is important and our data shows an improvement in grades, attendance and behavior as a result.

As a mentor we are asking you to give one hour per week to a young person between grades three through twelve. You identify the age you are comfortable with and we’ll make the match. We ask for a minimum of one school year with the goal of following your mentee through high school graduation.

In The News:

Teammates Founder Visits Fairbury

One question was asked. Twenty-two hands went into the air. Thousands of youth in the Midwest have benefited. Many in Fairbury heard this powerful message last Wednesday (Jan. 18). Dr. Tom Osborne, founder of TeamMates mentoring program, along with wife Nancy asked a simple question 25 years ago to a group of 22 UNL football players.

Friends of Fairbury: Team Players

In 1991, Nebraska legend Tom Osborne and his wife, Nancy, founded TeamMates, a mentoring program intended to provide school age children an individual, one-on-one relationship with an adult mentor. While classroom education is important, many feel it is not the be-all and end-all of a child’s educational development.

TeamMates of Fairbury Honored at Annual Partnership Meeting

TeamMates coordinators, board members and mentors from over 100 communities across Nebraska, Iowa and California gathered at TeamMates Annual Partnership Meeting. Each year the two day meeting brings together the TeamMates leadership for training, guest speakers, and educational session.