Become a Mentor

Be their today. Help P4K cultivate Omaha’s future leaders.

We are Omaha’s only college-bound, in-school, curriculum-based mentoring program cultivating Omaha’s future leaders. We are also the only program supporting students from pre-k to and through post-secondary. We have students of all ages who need a mentor. Get involved and make a difference.

Mentoring Opportunities

Book Buddy—Pre-k through Third grade
Goal Buddy—Fourth through Fifth/Sixth grade
Group Mentor—Middle and High School

Book Buddies

Literacy is the basis of success. That’s why it is important to expose children to reading at an early age and work with them on the escalating levels of literacy.

Book Buddies read to our pre-k through third-grade students. Twice a month, Book Buddies read a new book and coordinate a corresponding activity to two classrooms of students, adding that book to each child’s home library.

  • Program Commitment: 1+ year
  • Time Commitment: One hour (half hour for each classroom), twice a month, September – June school year
  • Schools: Field Club Elementary, Fontenelle Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Gifford Park Elementary, Minne Lusa Elementary, and  Sherman Elementary

APPLY TO BE A BOOK BUDDY.

Goal Buddies

In fourth through fifth/sixth grades, Goal Buddies cultivate student accomplishments in reading, life skills,  and attendance through goal setting: a powerful thinking process that turns ideas into realities, dreams into bright futures.

Twice a month, Goal Buddies meet with three-four students, from two classrooms, in a small group setting to review goals and talk about the future.

  • Program Commitment: 1+ year
  • Time Commitment: One hour (half hour for each classroom), twice a month, September – June school year
  • Schools: Field Club Elementary, Fontenelle Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Gifford Park Elementary, Minne Lusa Elementary, and  Sherman Elementary

APPLY TO BE A GOAL BUDDY

Group Mentoring

In middle school through tenth grade, students receive a true group mentoring experience. One mentor is matched with a group of four students.

Two times a month, Group Mentors meet with their mentees in the classroom and together they pursue program curriculum, career exploration, and post-secondary planning. Additional group outings deepen the mentor/mentee relationship.

  • Program Commitment: 1+ year
  • Time Commitment: One and a half hours, two times a month, September – June school year – and maybe a field trip or two
  • Schools
    • Middle Schools: Lewis & Clark, McMillan, Marrs, Norris, and Monroe
    • High Schools: Benson, Central, North, Northwest, and South High School

READ MORE ABOUT GROUP MENTORS APPLY TO BE A GROUP MENTOR

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