There are many benefits to having your youth mentoring program certified with the Iowa Mentoring Partnership. Some of those benefits include:
- Free or reduced price training (at least two per year in person), plus group training assistance via webinars and conference calls
- Opportunities to apply for funding from the Department of Public Health (Only IMP certified programs are eligible for their 4-year substance abuse prevention and youth development grants)
- Opportunity to fully participate in the Coaches Mentoring Challenge (benefits with this category include mentor referrals, local coach partnership referrals, matches featured in promotions/game day activities, ticket promotions, etc.)
- Ongoing technical assistance from the IMP staff to continue to develop quality elements of their program.
For more information, see the For Programs page.