Teammates Mentoring Program – Pillar of Achievement Award

Background

The TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln has been honored with the 2019 Pillar of Achievement award. The TeamMates Mentoring Program bestows this award to a chapter that has demonstrated a commitment to helping high school senior mentees pursue and earn scholarships for postsecondary education and training. This past year alone, TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln fundraised and awarded $27,500 in scholarships to 34 senior mentees. Coordinator Jim Bennett and his staff make a commitment every year to meet with each senior individually to supply information and help them plan their postsecondary future.

Explanation

TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln has been honored with the 2019 Pillar of Achievement award. The TeamMates Mentoring Program bestows this award to a chapter that has demonstrated a commitment to helping high school senior mentees pursue and earn scholarships for postsecondary education and training. John Neal, LPS Assistant Superintendent for Governmental Affairs and General Administration, had this to say about the honor: “What many people don’t realize, and what is a crucial part of this award’s recognition, is that the TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln assists students in their journey through elementary, middle and high school, preparing them for their postsecondary life. TeamMates of Lincoln continues that support to ensure that youth experience smooth transitions across that bridge to their postsecondary life. Its dedicated staff does this through postsecondary planning and follow-up, the TeamMates Plus program and postsecondary scholarships.”

Proposal

That the Lincoln Board of Education adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln has demonstrated a commitment to helping its senior mentees succeed after high school graduation; and
WHEREAS, the TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln does this in numerous ways, including postsecondary planning and scholarships; and
WHEREAS, the TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln fundraised and awarded $27,500 in scholarships to 34 graduating seniors last year; and
WHEREAS, the TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln will continue to inspire their students to reach their full potential through mentoring.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Board of Education does hereby congratulate the TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln for winning the 2019 Pillar Achievement Award.