FAQs

How can I start a mentoring program?
Begin by identifying current mentoring efforts in your area and consider whether your organization can partner with an existing, high-quality mentoring program. In order for a mentoring program to be as successful as possible, it’s important to invest in a long-term and serious commitment as a...
How can our program become certified with the Iowa Mentoring Partnership?
In order to become a certified mentoring program through the Iowa Mentoring Partnership, you must fill out a certification application. You can find the form on our Program Certification page, along with much more information about the process and requirements of becoming and maintaining your...
Does the Iowa Mentoring Partnership provide any trainings?
The Iowa Mentoring Partnership works with Nebraska's Midlands Mentoring Partnership to put on a Spring training every year. There are also many helpful webinars available to listen to on MENTOR.
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...
What is the role of a statewide mentoring partnership?
State Mentoring Partnerships are focused on the following key priorities: Advance the quality of the local mentoring field by building relationships with new and existing mentoring programs and provide capacity building trainings and technical assistance grounded in evidence based approaches. Engage...
What does the Iowa Mentoring Partnership do?
The Iowa Mentoring Partnership is an affiliate of the National Mentoring Partnership. The IMP certifies and assists youth mentoring programs across Iowa. Certified, high quality mentoring programs are offered training opportunities, advocacy initiatives, and statewide marketing and media campaigns...