JULY 2014

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Congratulations to the 29 programs approved for 2014-2016 certification by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service at the June 24th commission meeting:
  • Academic Mentoring Program
  • Allamakee Mentoring Program
  • BBBS of Central Iowa - Main Office
  • BBBS of Central Iowa - Jasper County
  • BBBS Great River
  • 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 (Study Connection)Dubuque Community School District
  • Everybody Wins! Iowa
  • Independence Community Schools
  • Johnston Youth Mentoring Program - Johnston Community Schools
  • Links to LNX2
  • Mentor Iowa
  • Mentoring with HEART
  • MY Club
  • One on One Mentoring - Garner
  • One to One Mentoring Project - Clear Lake/Ventura
  • RSVP of North Central Iowa
  • St. Mark Community Center
  • STAR Mentoring
  • TeamMates of Council Bluffs
  • TeamMates of Missouri Valley
  • TeamMates Storm Lake
  • TeamMates of Waterloo
  • Valley Mentoring Program
  • Youth & Shelter Services – GRIP Mentoring
We welcome two NEW PROGRAMS to the Iowa Mentoring Partnership:
  • Dubuque YMCA Rise and Reach
  • West Iowa Community Link Mentoring, Denison


The following programs must submit their materials by July 15th.

Fort Dodge Foster Grandparents Program
Council Bluffs Foster Grandparents Program
VNS Foster Grandparents, Des Moines
Tiger Mentoring, Spencer
BBBS Johnson County
Davenport STARRS
Fort Dodge Bridges
Heart of Iowa BBBS

ALL PROGRAMS must have their risk management plans completed by September 1st to remain in good standing and eligible for IMP benefits. All requests for clarification and additional materials must be fulfilled by this date. Please contact Mary immediately if you are in need of assistance.

Quarter 4 Report

Please complete your report here by midnight on August 1.
Thank you for your responses which provide valuable data and feedback.


Coaches Challenge
2014 Coaches Challenge will kick off August 1st. This annual recruitment and awareness campaign has much to offer every program. Captialize on the enthusiasm of Hawkeye, Cyclone, and Panther fans in your area as well as utilizing your local college and high school teams. We will offer a webinar on July 17th at 11 am to learn more about how you can use this opportunity in your area. Programs will share their ideas for successfully using this campaign. Please join us if you have great ideas to share and especially if you have never participated before. Don't miss out! You will receive an email GoToMeeting invite.



July 15 Risk Management Plans due
July 17 Coaches Challenge Webinar, 11 AM
July 17 Mentoring Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care
August 1 Quarterly Reports Due



Wells Fargo
Education is a priority area for grants and they support organizations that promote academic achievement for low to moderate income students
More information here.
McElroy Trust
The McElroy Trust only funds programs, projects or endeavors that help young people in northeast Iowa. A one page application letter is required. September 1 is the next deadline. I encourage you to apply.

Rockwell Collins Charitable Giving 
Giving priorities include education with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) and arts and culture with an emphasis in youth development.
More information here.


Request for conference presenters for the Eastern Iowa/ NW Illinois Volunteerism Conference Oct 10, 2014
Please consider sharing your experience in managing. training, and recognizing mentor volunteers, risk management, volunteer recruitment or any number of topics.
More information here


Mentoring Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, noon, Thursday, July 17, 2014
National Collaborative Webinar


The Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring provides a wealth of current information regarding the mentoring field. 
I recommend a recent article on Community Collaborations.
Check out their website and sign up for their newsletters.

June Mentor Minute Newsletter from the National Mentoring Partnership
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