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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.

United Way of the Midlands   |   2201 Farnam Street   |   Omaha, NE 68102   |   402-342-8232

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