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AUGUST 2019

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CALENDAR 
 
August 15 CMWS: Fighting Toxic Relationships with Healthy Ones: Mentoring Youth who Experience Commercial / Sexual Exploitation, 12 - 1:15 PM

August 19 Iowa Nonprofit Award Nominations Due

NO AUGUST IMP PEER SHARE CALL
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OCTOBER 29-30   IOWA NONPROFIT SUMMIT 
QUARTERLY REPORT PAST DUE 
IMP programs that have not submitted their final report for FY 19, please do so here as soon as possible. You will be reporting total mentors and mentees and mentor volunteer hours for the past 12 months as well as providing some annual feedback. Your data and feedback is critical. Thank you. 


The Iowa Nonprofit Summit is a biennial conference bringing together nonprofit professionals from across sectors for networking, education, and collaboration.  Mentoring-specific sessions as well as volunteer engagement and nonprofit management sessions will be offered. This professional development opportunity provided at no cost to IMP certified programs. Registration information will be available later this month. 

Iowa Nonprofit Awards 
Nominate someone from your organization for an award to be presented at the Summit.  

SHARE YOUR STORIES

 

 
ADVOCACY TIP
It is Advocacy August and MENTOR has created a toolkit that you might be interested in reviewing and using some of the materials. Every August members of Congress return back to their communities for the entire month. Congress uses this month as a “recess” for legislative business, but it’s no break for members of Congress. They spend their time addressing critical district and state work by meeting with constituents, visiting non-profits, schools, and small businesses, hosting town halls, and attending events. This summer we are hoping that your program will engage in some of the activities in the toolkit.

MENTORING MATERIALS: Resources for Your Program

RESEARCH

How Relationships with Trusted Adults Can Benefit Youth 
Findings suggest that these relationships are beneficial to youth as these trusted adults can encourage them and give them advice in a more relaxed manner than typical parents or family members. Such relationships are especially beneficial to youth as they are developing and transitioning into adulthood.
 
What Youth-serving Groups Can Learn by Using Frameworks from Other Fields 
How a
 Human-centered Design framework aligns with a strengths-based approach in positive youth development

  
RESOURCES 

The Wisdom of Age: A Guide for Staff. This guide provides resources and tools for program staff to best recruit, train, and support mentors over the age of 50. After exploring the benefits to recruiting mentors over the age of 50, the guide includes a series of “ready-to-use” tools, templates and training exercises aimed to build the mentoring relationships between youth and 50+ mentors. 

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