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TeamMates at Wilcox-Hildreth

BY JEAN.BUNGER@WHFALCONS.ORG

The 2014 school year marked the beginning of a new TeamMates chapter at Wilcox-Hildreth Public School.

What is TeamMates?

The TeamMates Mentoring Program is a school-based one-to-one mentoring program that began in 1991. Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. To reach this goal, youth meet one hour a per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. Mentors support the strengths of the youth and help build a sense of hope, purpose and vision. The youth in the TeamMates program are called mentees.

What is the Mission of TeamMates?

The mission of the TeamMates Mentoring Program is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.

What are the core values of TeamMates?

Commitment to youth – TeamMates is committed to serving youth with compassion and respect.

Safety – The safety and protection of the mentee and mentor is first priority.

Integrity and Trust – TeamMates is committed to integrity and trust in all relationships.

Inclusion – TeamMates is committed to the inclusion of mentees and mentors from diverse backgrounds.

Wilcox-Hildreth TeamMates Board Members

April OverholserPresidentPastor Craig CedarBoard Member
Marilee AspegrenVice-PresidentJeff LoschenBoard Member
Hana MachSecretaryAndrea QuadhamerBoard Member
Debbie ReissTreasurerKelly SimmonsBoard Member
Donnette JohnsonProgram Coordinator Brian KonertBoard Member