North Platte High celebrates mentors with Teammates Mentoring program

Teacher smiles as they receive their sign and t-shirt from NPHS staff. (SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV)
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)- North Platte High School celebrated their mentors with the Teammates Mentoring program by distributing yard signs and t-shirts to those who mentored. Mentors meet with their men-tee once a week.

Mentors are with students for many years until they graduate. From 6th grade to graduation students have the opportunity to be involved for this program. 3.7 million dollars in scholarships are awarded through the program. So far there are over 100 mentors and men-tees.

"I feel like I am giving back but in the end I'm getting so much more than I feel like I can even attempt to give. Just a way to connect with somebody and keep that connection," said Sky Seery, the Library Media Specialist/Mentor.

There are 50 kids on the wait list so mentors are needed. People can go to teammates.org to apply. If students want to be involved they can ask their teachers and be directed from there.