MENTOR Nebraska Announces 7th Annual City-Wide Recruitment Campaign
MENTOR Nebraska (www.MENTORNebraska.org) is launching its 7th annual mentor recruitment campaign. The local campaign is aligned with a national campaign led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, a nonprofit that serves as an advocate and resource for mentoring organizations. The City of Omaha Mayor’s Office, Grant Administration Division, has awarded MENTOR Nebraska a $10,000 grant to be used for mentor recruitment events. In January 2019, MENTOR Nebraska rebranded from Midlands Mentoring Partnership. The name change is a reflection of the organization’s expanded reach, now serving mentoring programs across the state of Nebraska. Along with that transition, MENTOR Nebraska has placed a strategic focus on helping mentoring agencies reach the youth who are most in need of mentors.
As part of the recruitment campaign, MENTOR Nebraska is conducting a Corporate Mentoring Challenge in partnership with the Greater Omaha Chamber and the Mayor’s office. The goal is to challenge Omaha businesses to create or expand an existing mentoring culture within their companies and to encourage employee participation in mentoring programs for youth in the community. Companies must participate in three mentoring activities in order to complete the challenge.
Although MENTOR Nebraska and its partner agencies have made great strides in serving young people, the need is still great. There are over 40,000 school-aged youth living below the poverty level in Omaha alone, and 80,000 across the state of Nebraska. For information on how to become a mentor or to participate in the Corporate Mentoring Challenge, please visit www.MENTORNebraska.org or call (402) 715-4164.