RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - While Tom Osborne had a legendary coaching career at Nebraska, his legacy off the field is now being felt in the Northern Hills.
The "TeamMates" program was founded in 1991 by the Cornhuskers football coach and his wife, Nancy, with the mission of inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.
The program has the student and their mentor meet once a week during the school year.
It started in Hermosa and Custer last year and is now in Spearfish, Rapid City, Lead-Deadwood, and Hill City.
Another goal is to reach youth not only through their school years but to build life long relationships.
"One of the things that a teammates mentor brings is they build a relationship and that relationship builds hope, engagement, and well being. And those three things right there bring academic success and positive life," said TeamMates Program Director Deomine Adams.
If you are interested in being a teammate you can visit their website here. If you live in Spearfish, you can reach out to Matt Koehler at email@example.com.