The TeamMates Mentoring Program was founded in 1991 by Tom & Nancy Osborne to provide support and encouragement to school-aged youth throughout the Waterloo Community School District and positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.
- What is a Mentor? A mentor is someone who provides a young person with support, friendship, and a positive example. Mentors want to help young people reach their full potential.
- How much time will it take? One Hour a Week. TeamMates asks that you make a commitment of meeting with your student for one hour a week in a school setting for a minimum of one year.
- What do I do during mentor time? Spend time talking and listening or focus on academics. Take some time to have a little fun like playing a game. Share a hobby. Work on a puzzle. Help your mentee develop a resume or just surf the net!
- Who are mentors? Members of Service Organizations, Local Businesses, Media, Civic Groups, Faith Based Organizations, Government Agencies, Retirees, Professional Associations and Those willing to Make the One Hour Difference!
If you would like more information about how to become a mentor at Becker, Cunningham, Highland, Irving, Kingsley, Lou Henry, Lowell, Orange, Poyner, Bunger Middle, George Washington Carver Academy, East, Expo or West High, please CLICK HERE or call Ellen Vanderloo at (319) 433-1865.