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Mentoring Spotlight: Ms. Douglas County

  Hello Nebraska! It is truly a privilege to kick off National Mentoring Month with the first blog post of the new year for MENTOR Nebraska! I personally cannot believe it is 2024, but here we are! My name is Raechel Warren, and I am currently serving as your Miss Douglas County 2024 in the…
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AmeriCorps Week: Members Reflect on Service

In honor of AmeriCorps Week, MENTOR Nebraska is celebrating our AmeriCorps members. To demonstrate the real life impact of the program, we asked Allana Pommier, Tre Gould, and Fatuma Hilowle to reflect on their experiences serving as AmeriCorps members. What has been your biggest accomplishment while serving? Allana: My biggest accomplishment while serving has been…
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2021 Annual Report

Dear Friends of Mentoring, First and foremost, thank you for being a valued partner in amplifying the importance and the critical need for mentoring in Nebraska. Without a doubt, there is truly remarkable, innovative, and purposeful work happening in our state’s mentoring sector. Our new annual report reflects the highlights and impacts of the tremendous…
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Miss Nebraska Uses Her Platform to Elevate Mentoring

Mentoring is a big part of Morgan Holen’s life. Not only does she credit her success to mentors throughout her life, but she’s also a proud mentor herself, advocate, and longtime supporter of the mentoring movement. In her role as Miss Nebraska, Morgan has focused her social impact initiative on the power of strengths-based mentoring.…
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2021 Statewide Mapping Project

To better understand the state of mentoring in Nebraska, MENTOR Nebraska surveyed 60 organizations across Nebraska for the 2021 MENTOR Nebraska Mapping Project. Through a strengths-based questionnaire and analysis of county and school district data, the project estimates the size and scope of Nebraska’s mentoring sector and details location, program design, objectives, audiences, community conditions, and…
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State of Mentoring in Lincoln

The Lincoln Youth Mentoring Coalition released its 2021 State of Mentoring Report, the first of its kind for Lincoln and Lancaster County. The report, made possible by a grant from Community Health Endowment, was generated by the Coalition by conducting surveys, collecting data, and acquiring feedback from stakeholders to “map” the mentoring happening in Lincoln…
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Dr. Anne Hobbs Named Mentoring Advocate of the Year

MENTOR Nebraska, a member organization elevating the mentoring movement across Nebraska, celebrated Nebraska’s champions of mentoring at the 11th Annual Excellence in Mentoring Awards on April 22, 2021. This year’s virtual event recognized individuals and organizations that have made tremendous contributions to young people and the mentoring field in Nebraska.   Dr. Anne Hobbs, Director…
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Celebrating Marian Martinez’s Legacy

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we want to celebrate a mentor, activist, and community leader who dedicated her life to improving the lives of everyone around her. Marian Martinez was a longtime advocate for the Latino community in Omaha. Prior to her passing in 2015, Marian was a committed advocate for Latino youth and their families.…
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MENTOR Nebraska Announces New Partnerships

https://vimeo.com/497770918 MENTOR Nebraska, an organization that advocates for youth mentoring and the activities of its member agencies, is celebrating National Mentoring Month this January by launching its 8th annual mentor recruitment campaign. The local campaign is aligned with a national campaign led by MENTOR National, a nonprofit that serves as an advocate and resource for…
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MENTOR NEBRASKA NAMES MELISSA MAYO AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MENTOR Nebraska’s Board of Directors announced today that Melissa Mayo has been appointed the new Executive Director of the nonprofit devoted to strengthening and advocating for youth mentoring in Nebraska. “While Melissa has served as MENTOR Nebraska’s Interim Executive Director over the last three months, our organization and community have also had an opportunity to…
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