Saturday, January 18th

Iowa Wild hockey game

12:35 pm – 3:35 pm

Join Mentor Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena to watch the Iowa Wild take the ice.  Participants will receive a ticket to the game, food voucher and get their own Iowa Wild hat.

Sponsor:  QuikTrip



Sunday, February 16th

Des Moines Art Center

Time:  Noon

Mentor Iowa participants will conduct an art activity and take a tour of the Des Moines Art Center.

Sponsor:  Des Moines Art Center


Saturday, February 22nd

Blue Man Group performance

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mentor Iowa will watch the Blue Man Group amaze us with their unique skills and performing arts at the Civic Center.

Sponsor:  Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa



Iowa Energy Basketball Game

Date:  Saturday, March 22nd

Time:  7:00 PM

We will go to Wells Fargo Arena to watch the Iowa Energy take the court.  A meal will be provided.

Sponsor:  QuikTrip



America’s Incredible Pizza Company

Date:  Saturday, April 5th

Time:  11 am – 1 pm

Mentor Iowa participants will receive a game card good for games and special attractions.  A buffet will be included as well.

Sponsor:  Polk County Board of Supervisors



Iowa Cubs

Date:  Friday, May 16th

Game time:  7:05 pm

Come watch the Iowa Cubs in action.  Along with your ticket, we will provide a meal and a souvenir at the stadium.  Free fireworks will take place after the game.

Sponsor:  Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa



West Grand Golf

Date:  Saturday, June 28th

Time:  11 am – 1 pm

We will go to West Grand Golf for our annual mini-golf outing.  Mentor Iowa participants will receive a free round of mini-golf and lunch.  After everyone is done mini-golfing, all mentees will receive an award for their efforts on the links.

Sponsor:  Ernst & Young LLC



Iowa Speedway race

Date:  Saturday, July 12th

Time:  Race starts at 7:45 pm

We will go to the Iowa Speedway in Newton to watch the Iowa Corn 300 race on Saturday night presented by DEKALB, IndyCar Series.  A meal will also be provided to all paricipants.

Sponsor:  Iowa Speedway



Back to School Bash

Date:  Saturday,  August 16th


All Mentor Iowa mentees and their siblings will receive backpacks full of school supplies to start the year off on the right note.  We will have face painting, a bounce house and giveaways.  Lunch will be provided.

Sponsors:  Multiple sponsors



Living History Farms






Howell’s Pumpkin Patch and Sleepy Hollow Haunted House






Air Lanes – Glow Bowling



We will enjoy a fun afternoon of glow in the dark bowling.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Sponsor:  Principal Financial Group Foundation



Annual Holiday Party



Location:  Wallace Elementary, Johnston, Iowa

Sponsors:  Multiple Sponsors