Upcoming Events

10th Annual Mentoring Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
La Vista Conference Center | 12520 Westport Parkway | La Vista, NE 68128
Keynote Speaker: Julia Freeland Fisher, Author of 'Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations that Expand Students' Networks'


MENTOR Nebraska’s Mentoring Awards Luncheon brings hundreds of youth-serving professionals, mentors, community and business leaders, and the Mayor of Omaha together to put a spotlight on youth mentoring. The luncheon features an awards presentation where businesses, mentors, and advocates are honored for their contributions to mentoring.

In addition to the luncheon, MENTOR Nebraska will be offering  workshops for youth-serving professionals and mentors to develop the tools to more effectively support young people. More details on the workshops to come.


Award Recipients





  • Mentor of the Year: Amy Nelson, Nominated by Kent Bellows Mentoring Program
  • Business Advocate of the Year: Creighton University, Nominated by Kids Can Community Center, Youth Emergency Services, Girls Inc. and Ollie Webb Center, Inc.





  • Mentor of the Year: Elaine Bankey, Nominated by TeamMates
  • Business Advocate of the Year: Kutak Rock, Nominated by Partnership 4 Kids

Attend one of these events to learn more about mentoring!

Press Conference
Thursday, January 3, 9:30 a.m.
Greater Omaha Chamber: 808 Conagra Drive #400

National Mentoring Month Proclamation Ceremony
Monday, January 7, 10 a.m.
Nebraska State Capitol: Governor’s Hearing Room, Suite 2316

Mentor Recruitment Event
Tuesday, January 8, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Flagship Commons: 10000 California Street
Hosted by Partnership 4 Kids

Mentor Recruitment Event
Tuesday, January 8, 5:30 p.m.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Hosted by Partnership 4 Kids

Mentor Recruitment Event
Saturday, January 12, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Urban Plunge: 5835 N 90th Street
Hosted by Release Ministries

Mentor Recruitment Event
Wednesday, January 16, 6-8 p.m.
Dave & Buster's: 2502 S 133rd Plaza #111
Hosted by Partnership 4 Kids

Mentor Recruitment Day
Starbucks throughout Omaha
Wednesday, January 23
Stop by Starbucks on January 23 to learn more about mentoring opportunities in the Omaha Metro!

Men's Ministry Mentoring One to One 2 Win
Saturday, January 26, 9 a.m. – noon
Bethany Lutheran Church: 4200 N 204th Street
Hosted by Men of Bethany
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Mentor Recruitment Event
Thursday, January 31, 6-8 p.m.
Legends Bar and Grill: 6920 Pacific Street, Suite 100
Hosted by The Hope Center for Kids

Mentor Recruitment Event
Thursday, January 31, 6-9 p.m.
Spielbound: 3229 Harney Street
Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

Wednesday, January 23 | 7-10 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Starbucks, LinkedIn, and MENTOR have joined forces to launch a nationwide campaign designed to connect more than 10,000 mentors and mentees. On Wednesday, January 23 between 7-10 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. you can stop by one of the 23 Starbucks locations below to learn more about mentoring. A local mentoring program will be there to answer any questions you have about becoming a mentor!

Fremont - E 23rd and Yager

Grand Island - Hwy 281 & Old Potash

Kearney - 42nd and 2nd

Lincoln - 12th & P

Lincoln - 27th and Kennington

Lincoln - 27th and Pine Lake

Lincoln - 33rd & O

Lincoln  - 70th & O

North Platte - I80 & Hwy 83

Omaha - 10403 S 15th Street

Omaha - 12245 W Center Road

Omaha - 12540 K Plaza

Omaha - 1303 S 72nd Street

Omaha - 1423 Papillion Drive

Omaha - 14801 W Maple Road

Omaha - 15821 W Dodge Road

Omaha - 17396 W Center Road

Omaha - 219 S 72nd Street

Omaha - 222 S 15th Street

Omaha - 411 N 114th Street

Omaha - 815 N 204th Ave

Omaha - 8734 Pacific Street

York - I-80 & Hwy 81