“Having a mentor is like having a best friend. The TeamMates Mentoring Program has helped me study more, get better grades, and think about what I want to do with my life down the road.”  Quote From a TeamMates Mentee


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About Us
About Us


What is the Mission of TeamMates?

The mission of TeamMates Mentoring Program is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.


What is a Mentor?

Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose and vision.


What is a Mentee?

A mentee is a youth, grades 6-12, who wants to have another caring adult in his or her life.  The youth should contact someone at school or contact Lynnette Stevens, 402-615-4096 if he or she is interested.


What is a Match?

A match is one mentor (adult) meeting with one mentee (student) at school one time a week for 30-40 minutes. We currently have 52 matches who meet weekly.


Who is on our Board of Directors?

  • Mishayla Freburg
  • Jan Gill
  • Kressy Ristine
  • Casey Sutton
  • Pam Glodowski
  • Joyce Hudson
  • Luke Rickertsen
  • Angie Nichols


Who is the TeamMates Coordinator?

Lynnette Stevens is the coordinator. She is a former teacher and coach at Gothenburg Public Schools. Her TeamMates office is located at Gothenburg High School. She can be contacted by:


How Do You Become a Mentor?

  1. Contact Lynnette or any board member.

  2. Fill out an application either paper or online (

  3. Complete a mentor training by Lynnette Stevens

  4. Meet your mentee and have fun!

To learn more about the TeamMates program, visit TeamMates Home.


Friday, February 8

TeamMates Recognition Night

This event will take place at the home basketball game.  Mentors and Mentees will be honored at halftime of the boys’ basketball game around 7 p.m.  A soup supper fundraiser will be held from 5:00 p.m. until the food is gone.  A Split-the-Pot Fundraiser will also be held in conjunction with the Recognition Night.


Saturday, April 13

Husker Red-White Game  

TeamMates Chapters will be honored at the Husker Spring Game in Lincoln.  All mentees and mentors are invited to this game.  This is a free event for you, and we will travel to Lincoln by bus.  More information will be sent to you all.


Wednesday, April 17

TeamMates End of the Year Celebration and Senior Graduation Day 

Senior TeamMates graduates will be honored at this celebration in North Platte at the Quality Inn and Suites.  8th-12th grade mentees and their mentors may attend.  Senior parents are also invited. A free lunch will be provided, and we will travel to North Platte by bus. More information will be sent to you all.


Wednesday, May 1st

May Day and TeamMates Lunch Bunch   

This event will be held at Monsanto/Bayer Learning Center.  All mentors and mentees are invited for pizza, awards and fun to finish our TeamMates Year of meeting with each other. A free lunch will be provided, and we will travel to Monsanto by bus. More information will be sent to you all.

Become a Friend of TeamMates
Become a Friend of TeamMates

Friends are the people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter and live a little better.

The Gothenburg TeamMates Chapter values the friendship the community of Gothenburg shares with our mentors and mentees.  The local businesses, the banks, the schools, the churches, and many individuals support us in kind and caring ways.  If you would like to show moral support to TeamMates please contact us.

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.   John Bunyan

TeamMates is a Non-Profit organization so the money we spend is the money we earn.  Our moneys come to us in the form of donations from the Gothenburg United Fund; local businesses and individuals; free-will donations at Tailgate meals;  and Runza/TeamMates Day.  Our largest fund-raiser is Adrian Fiala Memorial Golf Tournament held at Wild Horse Golf Course every July.  If you would like to show financial support to TeamMates please contact us.

Generosity is the habit of giving freely without expecting anything in return.  

Gothenburg Public Schools have shown their generosity to TeamMates in many ways.  The teachers and staff are very welcoming to the mentors who enter the school to meet with their mentee.  The administration is very supportive of the needs of the program offering office space, use of equipment and facilities, and transportation at times.  The success of our chapter is dependent on the school.

Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.   TeamMates friends come in many different venues.  Please check out the website  to see what the entire TeamMates Program is about.  You will be impressed!

Contact information      Lynnette Stevens   402-615-4096


Our Mission

Excellence is an Expectation!

The mission of Gothenburg Public Schools is to prepare all students to become lifelong learners within a positive and innovative learning environment.