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FEBRUARY 2018

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February 1 Volunteer Iowa/IMP Day at the Capitol Webinar
February 8: IMP PEER SHARE: Wellness, 2 pm Register
February 20:  Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capitol  
February 22 Tips and Tools for Supporting Healthy Matches, 2 pm Webinar
February 23: EEP Training, Des Moines

UPCOMING
April 17:
 Excellence in Mentoring Awards Ceremony at the Capitol

APRIL 19 Volunteer Iowa Programs Training, Davenport
April 25 
Volunteer Iowa Programs Training, Ames


SOCIAL MEDIA TIP 
Be sure to tag Iowa Mentoring Partnership (@IowaMentoring) in Facebook posts. This way we can share your posts and expose them to a wider audience. Trust us - it makes a difference!

MONTHLY ADVOCACY TIP 
Did You Know:
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program's (OJJDP) Youth Mentoring Program is the only remaining federal grant exclusively dedicated to mentoring programs? It's true! Past mentoring programs located in the Department of Education and Department of health have been eliminated entirely. The FY 2018 President's Budget requests $58.0 million for the Youth Mentoring Program, a decrease of $31.8 million from the FY 2017 CR level. MENTOR has gathered a list of available resources on public funding that include MENTOR and affiliate network letters of support, congressional letters of support and additional resources. This is a great tool for education and advocacy!

IMP FEBRUARY PEER SHARE CALL

Thursday, February 8th at 2 p.m.
TOPIC: Wellness, rescheduled from last month. Join us for some exciting wellness challenges for staff, mentors and yourself!
NEW: Watch past Peer Share Call trainings with ease by visiting our
YouTube Channel.

 

CONNECTING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND SCHOOL CLIMATE

Friday, March 2 Livestream
From the Iowa Learning Supports Conference, American Institutes for Research's Dr. Nick Yoder will be presenting on social and emotional learning as a key to student success.

 

SAVE THE DATE: VOLUNTEER IOWA/IMP REGIONAL TRAININGS

Thursday, April 19, Davenport
Wednesday, April 25, Ames
Mark your calendar for one of these dates. Program leaders benefit from collaboration across programs. More information coming soon.

 
WATCH: National Mentoring Month "If You Mentor Me..." Video

LET US HELP TELL YOUR STORIES

Thank you to the programs that shared ideas on mentor/mentee matches in the last quarterly report. We have reached out to the contacts you suggested and are hoping to have stories to share soon.

Do you know of a mentor/mentee match that deserves to be highlighted? Email Kay Wolfkill with the subject line "Mentor Match Story" at Kaywolfkill@iowaeda.com.
2018 RECERTIFICATION

Programs will recertify using the online NQMS self-assessment available through MENTORING CONNECTOR, the national online mentoring program database.  
The self-assessment can be completed between now and June, requires document uploads, and will take 2-3 hours.  A follow up review with IMP staff is scheduled after you submit. IMP staff is working with programs to provide further assistance and information. 
2018 Programs:

Allamakee Mentoring Program
BBBS of Central Iowa
BBBS of Muscatine County
BBBS of Northeast Iowa – Black Hawk
BBBS of Northeast Iowa-Bremer
BBBS of Siouxland
Building Bridges Through Mentoring
Clinton Community Schools
Dubuque Community School District
Dubuque YMCA Reach and Rise
Everybody Wins! Iowa
Independence Community Schools
Job Foundation
Johnston Youth Mentoring Program
Links to LNX2
Mentor Iowa
Mentoring with HEART
MY Club
One on One Mentoring - Garner
Orchard Place
RSVP of North Central Iowa
Star Mentoring - Brighten the Life of a Child
St. Mark Youth Enrichment
TeamMates of Council Bluffs
STARS
TeamMates of Missouri Valley
TeamMates Des Moines
TeamMates AHSTW
TeamMates Denison
Tiger Mentoring Program
North Fayette Mentoring
YSS  

NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH 2018 WAS A SUCCESS


Thank you to all who have shared information about your National Mentoring Month celebrations for program recruitment, awareness, and recognition. Events with programs across the state highlighted the power of mentoring relationships, and we saw many media stories about the need for quality mentoring programs.



Statewide News Coverage for National Mentoring Month:
We Are Iowa Live, KWWL, The Standard, Osceola Sentinel Tribune, Independence Bulletin Journal, KCII News, KTIV, Ames Tribune, KMCH, Decorah News, Business Record, KMAland, KETV NewsWatch 7, Tama Toledo News, WOWTWHO Channel 13 News
This became our most popular video so far, with over 2,000 views!
Iowa Mentoring Partnership director Mary Sheka appeared on We Are Iowa Local 5 News to speak about our need for mentors and why quality mentoring relationships are important.
Just a few of the many events National Mentoring Month events across the state.
(Top Left) Allamakee County Proclamation Signing (Top Right) Mentees attending a Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Coffee Event promoting NMM (Bottom Left) Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Executive Vice President poses with M.A.Y. Program Coordinator Kim Leininger and M.A.Y (Mentoring Affects Youth) Founder Ed May Jr. (Bottom Middle) M.A.Y decorated the Chamber and Industry office in downtown Shenandoah to advertise the need for mentors (Bottom Right) Proclamation signing in Delaware County.
 

IMP YOUTUBE CHANNEL


The IMP now has a YouTube Channel.  Housed here are past Peer Share Calls, as well as videos about Iowa Mentoring programs. Be sure to like and subscribe to the channel so that you can easily access trainings and videos.
Mentoring program staff and Volunteer Iowa staff were on hand when Governor Kim Reynolds' signed a Mentoring Month proclamation for the state of Iowa in her office on January 23rd. We appreciate the governor's continued support of mentoring.   To read the full proclamation, click here.

LATEST GREATEST MENTORING RESOURCES:

Mentoring youth in the age of inequality: http://bit.ly/2DLojP0
A conversation on critical mentoring: http://bit.ly/2Fsv6cy
Three ways mentoring can help disrupt the growing racial wealth divide: http://bit.ly/2nkmK01
Study shows adhering to the EEP's leads to effective mentoring practice: http://bit.ly/2BDaSun

Helpful Article for Recruitment: http://bit.ly/2CY8enJ

MENTOR's Newest Mentoring Flipped Videos:
Megan Rapinoe video and Dikembe Mutombo video
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