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TeamMates at Doniphan-Trumbull

The Doniphan-Trumbull TeamMates program's director is Dawn Stock. Office hours for Mrs. Stock will be Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 to 3:00.

  • at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, DT had 48 matches.
  • 60% of those DT students had academic improvement
  • 98% had fewer unexcused absences
  • 57% of our volunteer mentors met with their mentee over 24 times last school year and 30% met 12-23 times

Who can be a TeamMate?    Any student in 3rd grade through 12th grade, who would benefit from having an additional positive and encouraging adult in their life, is eligible for the TeamMates Mentoring Program.


What is a Mentor?     A mentor is a volunteer from the community who wants to help a young person reach their full potential.  The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education or training.


Who can nominate youth?   Anyone in the school or community can nominate a student.  Students must be in 3rd through 12th grade.  If you wish to nominate a student, fill out a nomination form and give to Mrs. Stock. You can also talk to Mrs. Breckner or Mrs. Sjuts.


A youth becomes a TeamMate after parents complete and sign the necessary permission forms. Mentors meet with their TeamMate once a week. This meeting time is coordinated with teachers and does not include any time out of core classes.  TeamMates and their mentors will be engaged in activities that build relationships and life skills.


Chapter mailing address

TeamMates Mentoring Program of Doniphan-Trumbull

302 West Plum Street

Doniphan, NE 68832

Chapter Coordinator(s)

Dawn Stock




TeamMates Mission

The mission of TeamMates Mentoring Program is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. TeamMates Mentoring Program began in 1991 with the vision of University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife Nancy. The program began with twenty-two football players who met with middle school students in the Lincoln Public Schools. TeamMates has expanded and currently there are more than 7,500 matches in 130 communities across Nebraska, Iowa and California!

History of the Program

TeamMates Mentoring Program began in 1991 with the vision of University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife Nancy. Twenty-two football players met with middle school students in the Lincoln Public Schools. Coach Osborne felt that the athletes in his program could make an impact on the middle school students.

In 1997, the program was expanded to include 160 volunteer mentors from the Lincoln community who met with a student for one hour a week in the school setting. It was believed that these students could benefit from another caring adult in their life.

The TeamMates Mentoring Program was formalized as a statewide program in 1998 with 12 chapters and 441 mentor/mentee matches. Today, TeamMates includes 131 chapters serving more than 7,000 students in grades 3-12. TeamMates successfully partners with local school districts from the largest urban schools to some of the smallest and most isolated rural schools. The program matches a student with an adult volunteer mentor to provide one hour of individual mentoring each week during the school year. Activities during the mentoring hour range from homework assignments to sharing common interests to simply engaging in conversation.


Youth Nomination Form



Volunteer Application


TeamMates Website

TeamMates Facts and Questions

What is TeamMates?

TeamMates is a school-based, one-to-one mentoring program co-founded by Dr. Tom and Nancy Osborne. The focus of the mentoring relationship is for an adult volunteer to help build a positive relationship with a student so as to help them reach their full potential.

What age of youth are involved in TeamMates?

TeamMates focuses on mentoring youth beginning as early as 3rd grade. However, special consideration is given for youth in grades kindergarten to 2nd grade. Mentors are encouraged to continue in the mentoring relationship until the student graduates from high school.

Who can volunteer?

Any adult who desires to make a difference in the life of a child by being a positive role model.

How can a student become involved?

Students can either self-nominate or they are nominated for the program by a caring adult in their life. Typically, this is a teacher, guidance counselor, parent, or community member.

What are the qualifications for a volunteer?

Volunteers who care about youth and are positive role models are encouraged to be mentors. Mentors must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school degree or GED equivalent. Contact your local chapter to see how you can help serve the youth in your community.

Who do I contact to become involved?

You may contact the program coordinator who leads the program in your community, or the state office at 1-877-531-8326 (TEAM).

How is TeamMates funded?

Each TeamMates chapter is funded locally by donations and the fundraisers that are conducted throughout the year. The average cost to support a mentor/mentee match is $500. The national average $1,000 to $2,000.

What happens during a mentoring session?

Each mentoring relationship is unique. However, the sessions happen weekly for one hour and the focus ranges from helping with homework, to sharing a hobby or special interest, to simply sharing thoughts and ideas.

How can I support TeamMates?

There are many ways you can support TeamMates and each way makes an important investment in the future. These include becoming a mentor, making a donation, providing in-kind services, being the host site for a TeamMates candy machine, or encouraging your friends and colleagues to become involved.

Why mentor?

Mentoring is making an investment in the future. By spending just one hour each week with a student and showing your interest in their life, you can increase the likelihood they will graduate from high school and become a contributing member of society. Mentors help identify the gifts and talents of young people that provide them a sense of hope and vision for their life.


TeamMates at Doniphan-Trumbull

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