“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 4-12, who wants to have another caring adult in his or her life.  The students will apply, be trained and matched with an adult from the community or school. 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
  • Aaron Colwell
  • 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. She has been the coordinator for the past 8 years. 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 online at

  3. Be screened and have a background check conducted by the TeamMates HR Team.

  4. Complete a mentor training by Lynnette Stevens

  5. Meet your mentee and have fun!

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


Friday, September 17th

Join us at our tailgate from 5:30-7:00 pm before the St. Paul football game.  Burgers, chips, and a dessert will be served for a free will offering.  All proceeds go the Gothenburg TeamMates Mentoring Program.

Tuesday, September 21st

TeamMates Runza Day.  Gothenburg Runza will donate 10% of its proceeds for the day to the Gothenburg TeamMates Mentoring Program.

Thursday, March 24th

DeMoine Adams, CEO of TeamMates will be speaking to the entire student body.  His dynamic personality will encourage and motivate all of us.

Saturday, April 9th

TeamMates mentees and mentors will be traveling by bus to the annual Red/White Spring Game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.


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!

Gothenburg Public Schools is the cornerstone of a proud, passionate, and progressive community where students and staff thrive in a positive and innovative environment. We ensure the growth of all individuals by inspiring them to own and maximize their potential.