“My name is Cesia and I am a TeamMates mentee that graduated from Lakeview High School in 2008. I can honestly say that my TeamMate Jeannie changed the course of my life, just by her volunteering to be a part of this program! We became TeamMates in the early 2000’s. She taught me about the importance of higher education, how to have fun in safe, healthy ways, and the importance of responsibility and being kind. She has become more of a second mother figure to me after all these years and she even helped out tremendously for my wedding in 2016. I am now a licensed mental health therapist in Omaha, NE and I was able to receive my Masters degree from UNK in 2015. Without my TeamMate, Jeannie, that would not have been my story, so I encourage all those who can be involved in the TeamMates program to do so and change other children’s stories!”
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