The TeamMates Mentoring Program is a one-to-one school based mentoring program that matches adult volunteers with students in the Lincoln Public Schools (Nebraska). TeamMates mentors serve as positive role models for students needing extra adult attention. They meet with their student TeamMates at least one hour a week. During this time together they share in a variety of activities helping them form a bond.
TeamMates was founded by Dr. Tom and Nancy Osborne in 1991. They saw firsthand the needs of children growing up without enough adult interaction. These youth needed someone who could talk with them, help them set goals, and reinforce basic skills, attitudes and other lessons of life.