TeamMates Fostering Community Support
Lincoln TeamMates (www.LincolnTeamMates.org/SB) knows that mentoring plays a big role in fostering appreciation for stewardship in today’s students. In fact, mentored youth are 78% more likely than their peers to volunteer regularly. That is important because community involvement is key to community success.
During the 2017-18 school year, Lincoln TeamMates began a new initiative to inspire more conversations about community involvement between Lincoln’s over 1,200 mentor/mentee matches. Each month, TeamMates offers a new community service project for matches to work on. These projects include making tissue-paper flower bouquets for patients in St. Elizabeth’s Burn Center, napkin rings to accompany holiday meals at Eastmont Towers, thank you cards for Lincoln police officers, dog toys for Capital Humane Society, fleece scarves for Lincoln’s homeless and near-homeless, and even more.
Through these projects, the Lincoln TeamMates Program engages students on the importance of caring for their community while simultaneously lending a hand to other organizations in Lincoln. To learn more go to www.LincolnTeamMates.org/SB or call (402) 436-1990.