John Martin and Evan
John Martin has been an instrumental force in the North Platte TeamMates Program. He has been a dedicated mentor for nearly 4 years, mentoring 4 young men. John currently mentors Evan, an 8th grader at Adams Middle School. Both have enjoyed the TeamMates friendship for a some time, and John has also been a TeamMates board member for two years.
John enjoys playing guitar and teaching the young men he mentors how to play. John owns and rides a unicycle frequently and has taught some of the mentees how to ride the cycle.
John loves spending time with young people and he feels like he makes a difference in their lives. He is involved with TeamMates because itís a great program for youth and truly believes in the positivity of mentoring.
While attending Adams Middle School, Evan also enjoys playing in the school band. Evan stated that heís not sure what he would like to be once he graduates from high school, but he knows he wants to attend college and earn a degree.
Evan loves having a mentor because it provides him the opportunity to hang out and talk with another caring adult in his life.
When John and Evan meet, they play games, shoot hoops, play Frisbee and table tennis. Evan likes spending time with John because heís fun and always has new ideas on what to do in their meeting time.
If a classmate asked Evan about TeamMates, he said he would tell them that it is awesome.
John Martin and Evan are North Platte's TeamMates of December.