If you can't see where you're headed, you're going to need a map

Published: Jan. 3, 2019 at 1:58 PM CST
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There’s a new push taking shape to help metro kids blaze a trail to the future.

Midlands Mentoring Partnership is now Mentor Nebraska – a new name to help supercharge the engines of a citywide campaign to get more mentors involved in the community.

While the name has changed, the mission stays the course.

Deborah Neary said, "We want to bring together everybody. We want to bring the business community, with the government community and with other mentoring programs and with schools so that we're all working together in partnership."

It’s a partnership to help kids across the state.

The nonprofit hosted a news conference Thursday to not only unveil the name change but to kick off a yearly campaign to recruit more mentors across Omaha.

Grant Sorrell said, "We've all benefited from having a mentor in our life that has invested a little more in us. Just giving that back to somebody else is really amazing."

Sorrell is a mentor to four kids in the metro - a rewarding experience for all.

Alexis Arriaga said, "He's an awesome person I can talk to. He's always there when I need him and if I have a problem he helps me with anything I need."

Sorrell said, "They help me grow in my personal life, in my professional life. It has just been a refreshing experience."

The mayor's office awarded Mentor Nebraska a $10,000 grant for future mentor recruitment events.