TeamMates Mentoring Program
Dr. Tom and Nancy Osborne started the TeamMates Mentoring Program in 1991 with 22 University of Nebraska-Lincoln football players and 22 Lincoln middle school students. Coach Osborne felt the athletes in his program could make an impact on the students. Of the 22 original mentees, 21 went on to graduate from high school while one left school early to pursue a successful Motocross career. Eighteen of those original mentees also went on to pursue a post-secondary education.
The TeamMates Mentoring Program was formalized as a statewide program in 1998 and has grown to serve chapters across four states.
The mission of the TeamMates Mentoring Program is to impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.
The TeamMates Mentoring of Creighton Chapter started in August 2018. The Creighton Chapter currently has over 40 mentor/mentee matches. The TeamMates matches meet once a week in school during the academic year. Mentors and mentees usually play board games, shoot hoops, do a craft, or just talk. We also do fun group activities. Last spring, many of mentors and mentees attended the Red/White spring game in Lincoln. At the end of the school year, we grilled out and played cornhole.