MENTOR Nebraska is a collective impact backbone organization that seeks to increase the number and quality of mentoring programs available for Nebraska youth.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $50 sponsors a thorough background check for a new mentor.
- $100 helps a mentor learn the latest tools by funding a training session.
- $500 helps equip partner organizations with the software necessary to track mentoring activities and outcomes.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
For more than seven years, MENTOR Nebraska has collected mentoring data across the community. Based on the information gathered, it was determined at-risk audiences, including juvenile justice and foster care youth, were not being reached in high enough numbers with formal mentoring services. It was also clear from the data that more could be done to serve youth living in some of the higher poverty areas of our community. In partnership with member programs, MENTOR Nebraska launched Youth Initiated Mentoring to reach at risk youth. The program helps youth identify a positive adult in their network to become their formal mentor.
Linda Rozo was asked by a youth she coached in basketball to be a mentor. “Mentoring has shown me the beauty of being someone else’s cheerleader. I used to be so consumed with my personal, emotional, spiritual growth that I didn’t pour into others around me. I guarded my time, energy, and resources for fear of depleting myself. And while I believe self-care and personal growth is incredibly important, I strongly believe that thinking outside of yourself is just as important. So, I went from being my own cheerleader in life, to finding great joy and significance in being hers.” - Linda Rozo, Youth Initiated Mentor.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6460
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708AK
115 South 49th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68132