MENTOR Nebraska Recognizes Mayor Jean Stothert as National Award Finalist

Mayor Jean Stothert was recognized as a finalist for the 2019 Excellence in Mentoring Awards in the Public Elevation category, a national award presented by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership ( The award recognizes individuals who use their influence and public platform to support mentoring opportunities for youth. MENTOR Nebraska and their partner mentoring programs presented Mayor Stothert with the award at a ceremony on February 13 at the City of Omaha.

Mayor Stothert has supported youth mentoring in Omaha for more than 10 years, first as a mentor to an elementary age student. She helped MENTOR Nebraska recruit more than 50 businesses for the Corporate Mentoring Challenge, a challenge that encourages Omaha businesses to create or expand mentoring within their organizations and to encourage their employees to participate in youth mentoring programs. Mayor Stothert further supports the mentoring initiative through her continued participation in Mayors for Mentoring, a national network of mayors across the country partnering with affiliate mentoring organizations and coalitions to mobilize their communities around youth mentoring. In addition, she has awarded MENTOR Nebraska a $10,000 grant to be used for mentor recruitment events.

MENTOR Nebraska’s vision is for every young person to have the supportive relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults. Learn more at or call (402) 715-4175.