Adventureland Park creates a “Wishing Well” to support Mentor Iowa

Mentor Iowa is excited to announce that Adventureland Park in Altoona has created a Wishing Well to help support Mentor Iowa! This Wishing Well is located right next to their newest attraction, The Storm Chaser.  Make a wish before or after the ride and either way you will be helping the children of Mentor Iowa make their wishes come true by having an adult mentor to help them realize their full potential. Many thanks to Michael Krantz and Molly Vincent for making this opportunity become a reality. Please visit Adventureland Park as many times as you can this Summer.  What a great way to support a corporation that gives generously back to the...

Mentor Iowa’s annual Back to School Bash set to take place on Saturday, August 17th

Mentor Iowa’s 4th annual Back to School Bash is set to take place on Saturday, August 17th. If you or your company would like to support our efforts by sponsoring a school supply drive, please call the Mentor Iowa office at 515-277-9797 and we will provide you with a collection box to help contain all of the school supplies. All supplies will be placed in backpacks provided from funding awards from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa. Here is a list of needed school supply items that are needed: 1 subject Spiral Notebook (red, blue, green, yellow) (we give each student 4 so they go pretty quick) Calculators – (will need calculators for different ages: junior high and high school) Colored pencils Composition notebooks Folders (red, green, blue, yellow) Highlighters Index cards Large pink erasers Markers Paper (wide ruled) Pencils (#2) Pens (red, blue, black) Rulers  Scissors (all sizes needed for younger and older (middle school) children) Pencil boxes ****items marked in red are items that we typically run short on when filling...

Grapevine was a huge success

Thank you to everyone who attended our 6th annual Grapevine event.  Over 100 people were in attendance and new matches are going to be created! Every mentor in attendance received a $20 gift card to QuikTrip and also a certificate from Governor Branstad and the Iowa Mentoring Partnership in appreciation for their efforts in making a positive difference in their mentee’s...