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2020 Mentor of the Year

Although the Annual Mentoring Summit & Luncheon scheduled for April 1 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MENTOR Nebraska would like to recognize the award recipients who are going above and beyond in the mentoring sector. We are proud to recognize Erica McGruder as the 2020 Mentor of the Year.  Erica has been a…
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2020 Mentoring Summit & Luncheon Update

Thank you for all the ways you support the work of MENTOR Nebraska. Those familiar with us know our vision is to serve the most vulnerable youth in our state – whether they are refugees, have experience within the juvenile justice system, or are youth living in poverty – by helping them form supportive, healthy…
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Submit a Nomination for the Young Black & Influential Mentor of the Year

The Young Black & Influential Mentor of the Year award honors a Black Influencer who is committed to helping young people achieve their potential through formal mentoring. This award sponsored by MENTOR Nebraska in partnership with Young Black & Influential Omaha, looks for mentors whose exceptional commitment and dedication have changed the lives of Black…
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Episodes of violence and trauma in young people’s communities, especially those that arise from a place of systemic inequality, prejudice and racism, impact young people’s lives in a variety of ways. Mentors are uniquely positioned to help young people process these experiences by providing a space to express their emotions, ask for help, and channel…
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The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition

September 2015 marked the much anticipated release of The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition (EEP). A publication of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the EEP details research-informed and practitioner-approved standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and consequently, impactful mentoring relationships. There are six standards that are evidence-based and intended to be…
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6th Annual Mentoring Awareness Luncheon Recap

    Mentors, program providers, business leaders and elected officials arrived at the CenturyLink on August 3rd for MMP’s 6th Annual Mentoring Awareness Luncheon. All of the guests in the audience attended the event with one goal—to celebrate the best of youth mentoring in the Omaha community.  KETV News Watch Seven First News anchor John…
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MMP Featured in Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald staff writer, Nancy Gaarder, wrote a great article on Midlands Mentoring Partnership's annual mentoring awareness luncheon and mentoring. Check out the article here!
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6th Annual Mentoring Awareness Luncheon

Please join us for our 6th Annual Mentoring Awareness Luncheon!  Monday, August 3, 2015 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CenturyLink Center | Omaha, NE MMP's Annual Awareness Luncheon will reach a wider audience to raise the discussion level about positive youth development across many community sectors. With this and other MMP events, the expectation is to…
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National Volunteer Month Has Arrived!

Volunteer [vol-uh n-teer]; a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. April is National Volunteer Month. It’s a time when we celebrate and acknowledge all of the work that volunteers do year-round for our organizations. Many of us have had the privilege of working with—or being, a volunteer.  This month, organizations all across the nation will recognize those that have taken the…
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