Independence is excited to announce the TeamMates mentoring program will come to Independence on September 12th, 2022!  TeamMates is a 1-1 in-school mentoring program for students entering 3rd-12th grade, where a mentor meets with a mentee one time a week and meets with the mentee up to high school graduation. Our district will begin this program in 3rd-8th grades in 2022-23, with a high school grade level added per year beginning in the 2023-24 school year. 

TeamMates, founded by Dr. Tom Osborne, is a school-based mentoring program designed to positively impact students by inspiring them through mentorship to reach their full potential.  Mentors receive considerable training and support throughout the mentor-student relationship.  Students can be recommended for this program or nominate themselves for participation.  

Our number one priority in Independence Public Schools is the social, emotional, character, and academic development of Independence students.  The mission of the TeamMates Mentoring Program aligns with our district mission to prepare all students to succeed and compete in a diverse society and supports a core belief that complete learning is a collaborative effort of home, school, and community.

I want to learn more about TeamMates - Click Here or email one of our program coordinators

3rd-5th grade coordinator 6th-8th grade coordinator 

Alicia Sanders Lindsay Reichenberger 

Want to apply to be a Mentor - Click Here

Thank you and we look forward to bringing this program to our district!