TeamMates

Garden County TeamMates

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.Garden County TeamMates Chapter was formed in order to help our district's young people reach their full potential.  The TeamMates Mentoring Program is modeled after the original program begun by Tom and Nancy Osborne in 1991. Tom and Nancy recognized that many of today's youth are growing up without enough adult interaction. These children need someone who can talk with them, help them set goals, and reinforce basic skills, attitudes and other lessons of life.

The school-based, one-to-one mentoring program pairs adult volunteers one-to-one with students. Adult TeamMates serve as positive role models for those students who need extra adult attention. An adult TeamMate is anyone who serves as a positive role model, friend, champion, coach or guide and will take a personal interest in the growth and development of the student. Mentors meet with their student (mentee) at least one hour a week during school hours. During this time together, they share in a variety of activities which help them form and establish a trusting relationship. Several group activities are planned throughout the school year to recognize the mentor-mentee relationship and celebrate the success of the program. 

The Garden County TeamMates Chapter needs caring mentors to pair with our students.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Leo Turner, Garden County TeamMates Coordinator.

"Our young people face different challenges today that affect them personally. If we are going to make a difference, we have to get involved with them as one-to-one mentors. We thank you for your support and we know that one student at a time, we can make a difference, not only in this generation, but for the generations to come."

- Dr. Tom & Nancy Osborne

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