Community-Based Mentoring for Children Facing Adversity
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
The community-based mentoring program is the core service provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters. The organization screens, trains, matches, monitors and supports adult volunteers as mentors for children ages 7 to 18. The child and mentor meet in the community two to four times a month and spend time doing activities they both enjoy. A commitment of a year is required to build an impactful mentoring relationship.
P4K Middle and High School Group Mentoring Program
Partnership 4 Kids
P4K’s Middle and High School Group Mentoring Program is an application-based program serving students in grades 6-10 administered at ten OPS schools. The program helps students achieve academic and life skill goals with support from trained mentors.
The program provides:
(1) caring adult mentors;
(2) supports for goal setting and attainment;
(3) exposure to colleges and careers.
Metro Omaha Match Support and Training
Teammates Mentoring Program
TeamMates Mentoring Program matches caring adult mentors with young people in grades 3-12 with the goal of bringing the students hope and encouragement as they navigate the challenges of growing into adulthood. The mentor/mentee match meets once per week for about an hour at the mentee’s school. They build a relationship over time and the mentor becomes a supportive component and advocate in the student’s educational network. TeamMates has a main program objective for all mentees to reach high school graduation with a plan for post-secondary education.