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

January is National Mentoring Month! Help us elevate mentoring by sharing on social media or attending an event!

Media Conference
Tuesday, January 7, 10:30 a.m.
MENTOR Nebraska will be kicking off National Mentoring Month at a media conference on January 7 at the The Venue at Highlander - 2112 N 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68111. The event will start at 10:30 a.m. and feature guest speakers including Mayor Jean Stothert, David Brown, Jason Jackson, Aileen Warren and other community leaders. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

I Am a Mentor Day
Wednesday, January 8
A day for volunteer mentors to celebrate their role and reflect on the ways mentees have enhanced their world.

Physicians Mutual Lights
Thursday, January 9
To help celebrate National Mentoring Month, Physicians Mutual will be lighting their downtown building blue!

Proclamation Signing Ceremony
Monday, January 13, 10:30 a.m.
Nebraska State Capitol in Hearing Room 1524
Governor Pete Rickets will be signing a proclamation to declare January as National Mentoring Month.

Mentor Recruitment Fair
Tuesday, January 14, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Mutual of Omaha

Mentor Recruitment Event
Wednesday, January 16, 6-8 p.m.
eCreamery - 5001 Underwood Ave, Omaha, NE 68132
Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

International Mentoring Day
Friday, January 17
A day of international conversation on social media where photos, videos and messages of powerful mentoring stories are shared.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 20
A day to share in the inspirational words of Dr. MLK, Jr. and elevate the spirit of service through volunteerism. Drive by the Dodge Street/Memorial Park pedestrian bridge to see mentoring banners all week long!

Mentor Recruitment Event
Thursday, January 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Spielbound - 3229 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68131
Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

Mentor Recruitment Fair
Monday, January 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
First National Bank

#ThankYourMentor Day
Thursday, January 30
A day to show gratitude for your mentor by posting on social media using hashtag #ThankYourMentor

Mentor Recruitment Event
Thursday, January 30, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Physicians Mutual

Mentor Recruitment Event
Friday, January 31, 7-9 a.m.
Scooter's Coffee Shop - 2928 Ames Ave Omaha, Ne 68111
Hosted by Partnership 4 Kids and 100 Black Men of Omaha

Mentor Recruitment Event
Saturday, February 29, 12-2 p.m.
Maplewood Lanes - 3030 N 101st St, Omaha, NE 68134
Hosted by Ollie Webb Center, Inc.

If you would like to add a mentoring event to this list, please email