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 education. We have students of all ages who need a mentor. Get involved and make a difference.

It is critical that P4K has sufficient mentors to support students when they re-engage in school in the Fall. YOU can make a meaningful impact in the academic futures of the students we serve!

Sign up NOW via the application links below and the P4K Recruitment team will reach out. If you’d like to chat over the phone or request a virtual meeting to learn more before you apply, simply email mentor@p4k.org to connect with our team. New mentor trainings will take place after the current crisis has passed. Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you to the P4K family!

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

Want to learn more before you apply? Email Mentor@p4k.org

After an initial conversation, our team would be happy to help you find the mentoring experience that is the perfect fit for you. Fear not, our training and support will ensure that you have the tools you need to get started as a P4K mentor.

Becoming a mentor is even more fun with friends!

Grab a group of colleagues and form a volunteer team.  Put your friendship in action, magic might happen!

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