Thanks for a Great National Mentoring Month 2018



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.

We also saw a plethora of news coverage about Iowa Mentoring programs spanning the state. Here's just a few of them: We Are Iowa Live, KWWL, The Standard, Osceola Sentinel Tribune, Independence Bulletin Journal, KCII Radio, KTIV, Ames Tribune, KMCH, Decorah News, Business Record, KMAland, KETV NewsWatch 7, Tama Toledo News, WOWT News, WHO Channel 13 News.

(Right) Photo from the Governor's Proclamation Signing, taken in Governor Kim Reynolds's office.

The Governor's Proclamation Signing was a success. 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 proclamation, click here.


 (Right) Thank Your Mentor Submissions, and Governor Kim Reynolds thanking her mentors.

Thank you to all who participated in our #ThankYourMentor Campaign! We had eleven staff members take part in the campaign, a handful of mentoring programs, some adorable mentees and even Governor Kim Reynolds! Social media was a powerful tool this year and many Mentoring Programs posted their own Thank Your Mentor images, tagging the Iowa Mentoring Partnership in their posts. 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.


Just a few of the many 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.