Community Connections Mentoring

The mission of the Community Connections Mentoring Program is to help children reach their potential through professionally, supported, one-on-one relationships with adult mentors that have a measurable impact on youth in Lincoln County and beyond.


About Community Connections

We build connections between community agencies, businesses, neighborhoods, schools, families and individuals to coordinate activities, services, and programs that enhance the quality of life in Lincoln County. We create change and inspire others to work together toward a better tomorrow.


Community Connections Mentoring


About our program

Everyone hopes for a chance in life to do something that truly impacts the world. That's what mentoring is all about — changing children's lives by providing guidance, support and positive relationships. Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with challenges, and helps them to know that they matter. Our program is community-based, with the flexibility of meeting at any of your favorite public locations around town or during school lunch. Mentoring pairs spend 4 to 8 hours a month together and this can include attending our monthly group activities. Community Connections utilizes the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, a research-informed best practices guide.

Get involved

We hope you will consider taking the journey in creating positive change by becoming a mentor. If you listen actively, care about people, empathize with youth, and see opportunities — then you are ready to make a difference! Click here for more information about becoming a mentor, or call us at 308-696-0975 for more information about joining our program.

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Apply to participate in Community Connections Mentoring

Once you have completed and returned a Mentor Application to Community Connections Mentoring, the required background screening process will begin.

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impact team

Community Connections Mentoring offers students at Madison Middle School the opportunity to participate in this program where they develop their knowledge and skills to make good choices and have a positive impact on the world around them. They learn the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, enhance their emotional control skills, learn to recognize and counteract bullying, and more.  We meet once a week after school. Monthly we visit with mentors in the community - either at a local nursing home or the senior center - as well as engaging in communtiy serivce activities. They participate in games and activities, and discuss things they have learned.


Advisory Council

  • Virginia Huffman
  • Jennifer Schlager
  • Kay Weiss
  • Ann Rasmussen


  • Kara Hahn
  • Ellie McClymont
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • Matt Irish

Program Partners

  • North Platte Public Schools
  • Region II Human Services
  • Madison Middle School
  • Sutherland Public Schools
  • Nebraska Crime Commission


  • Mid-Plains United Way
  • Linden Court
  • North Platte Senior Center
  • Ready to Serve Volunteer Program