TeamMates of Lexington

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Lexington Community Foundation
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Your support can help us to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.


raised by 10 people

$5,000 goal

TeamMates …Make a DIFFERENCE one child at a time!

We are so fortunate to have the TeamMates Program as part of our Lexington Middle and High Schools.   One hour…once a week…two lives changed forever!

Lexington TeamMates Mentoring Program 2023 Update

Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school-aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. To reach this goal, youth meet once a week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor.

The Lexington TeamMates Mentoring Program was started in 1995 and continues today with the support of the community. The Lexington TeamMates program serves nearly 30 youths from Lexington Middle School and Lexington High School. We believe that mentoring is a powerful tool to help kids succeed in life. Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose, and vision.

For the 2023-2024 school year, we are excited to match new mentors and mentees throughout the school year.  We are also excited about all our group activities and volunteer opportunities we do throughout the year. Please refer to the snapshot of 2022-2023 to see what activities we did throughout the school year.

Snapshot of 2022-2023 Academic Year

Over the course of the last full school year, the Lexington TeamMates Mentoring Program was able to pair 8 new mentor /mentee matches in our program.  Coming into this year, our matched students had a 73% improvement in academic performance and 90% fewer disciplinary referrals.  Our mentors have visited their student mentees an average of 25 times throughout this school year, spending anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour with them.

We were able to get out in the community as well and have some fun.  During the Fall of 2022, we had our Back to School donut party, walked in the homecoming parade, held a movie night at the Majestic Theater, and also hosted our annual tailgate fundraiser at the Lexington High School basketball game.  During the Spring of 2023, we traveled to Kearney for TeamMates night at a Storm Hockey Game, had a breakfast celebration to honor our Mentees and their Mentors, and attended the Spring Husker football game.  We were very honored to have 4 of our Senior Mentees receive one of the National TeamMates Scholarships, and 3 of our seniors received our local TeamMates Scholarships.

Moving Forward

It is the mission of TeamMates to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.  With that said the TeamMates of Lexington Program has a goal to match 10 new mentees with mentors from the community each year. That means we need caring adults to help inspire the current students who are still waiting to be matched in our program.  These students range from 6th graders to 10th graders.  They have hopes of being football players, computer engineers, artists, musicians, physical therapists, and so much more.  These students are at the top of most of their classes, but they need an additional caring adult in their life to help guide them through high school, graduation, and planning what’s next.

For more information about how to become a TeamMates Mentor or student mentee, please contact:

Cassondra Sund, Lexington TeamMates Program Coordinator,, 308-324-4691

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