Have you heard of the TeamMates program? It was started by Dr. Tom Osborne many years ago as a way to have football players act as mentors to Lincoln students. The program has grown and covers several states, but is still very active in Lincoln.
This year, I am lucky enough to be the TeamMates facilitator. Basically this means, I am in charge of the paperwork to help coordinate the program at our school. I hope to get several students on the waiting list so that as mentors become available, I can make a match quickly. Student nominations can come from anyone!
The TeamMates program has a challenge this year to recruit more mentors. While the word “mentor” may sound overwhelming, be assured that truly what we need is an adult who can spend some time each week with a student. Often the time is spent playing games or doing a craft. Sometimes it’s just coloring and chatting. Please let me know if you are interested, or know of anyone who is interested, in becoming a mentor!