Together We Transform Lives

Our Mission

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

Mentoring Inspiration

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. — Helen Keller

TeamMate’s Mission

The mission of TeamMates is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential. The TeamMates Program began in 1991 with the vision of University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife Nancy. The program began with twenty-two football players who met with middle school students in the Lincoln Public Schools. TeamMates has expanded and currently there are more than 6,000 youth in 115 communities across Nebraska, Iowa and California!