TeamMates is a one-to-one mentoring program that matches caring adults with youth. Our goal is for students to work with a TeamMates mentor until they graduate from high school. TeamMates was started in 1991 by former Nebraska coach, Tom Osborne and has expanded to 170+ communities in five states. The South Sioux City Chapter was started in 2006. The mission of TeamMates is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.

How to Become a Mentor

Becoming a mentor is easy!

Visit to get started.

  1. Apply online— once you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete a background check.
  2. Train— once your background and reference checks are complete, you will be trained.
  3. Match— TeamMates matches mentors and mentees based on similar hobbies and in-terests. They meet once a week at school, during the academic year.

Mike Singer - TeamMates Coordinator - South Sioux City Schools

Mike graduated from South Sioux City before attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in human resource management. He went on to receive a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and a Graduate Certificate in public relations and social media. His professional experience includes working in higher education admissions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of South Dakota. Most recently, Mike was an Assistant Director at the University of Nebraska Foundation in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is excited to return to South Sioux City and work to build upon the success of the South Sioux City TeamMates chapter.

Direct Line: 402-494-7581

South Sioux City Middle School
3625 G Street, South Sioux City, Nebraska 68776

TeamMates Introductory Flyer