Why should I have my program certified?


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.