About Us

Welcome to the Mentor Iowa Web Site! The mission of Mentor Iowa is to provide trained volunteer mentors to abused, neglected, and delinquent children who are under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. We will do this by working in partnership with the children, their families and the community.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 22nd – WICKED performance at the Civic Center (POSTPONED)




Ways You Can Help & Updates

Dear Mentor Iowa Champions,

The health and safety of our staff, mentors, mentees, donors and volunteers will always be our top priority.

After carefully reviewing advice from the CDC, we have decided to cancel the “in person” portion of the 17th annual Mentor Iowa auction set to take place on Sunday, April 26th at the Hyperion Field Club. WE WILL proceed with the silent auction portion of the event as it is designed for online bidding. While we will miss seeing all of our champions at the Hyperion Field Club, you can support Mentor Iowa and the children we serve by placing bids on all of the amazing items we have. Our online bidding page will be active on Thursday, April 16th which will be 10 days before the event. We will share this link with all of you via mail, email, website and social media pages.

In regards to honoring our award recipients and live program, we are contemplating several ideas and will make a decision once this pandemic has settled down.

We’ll continue to keep you apprised of our silent auction details and thank all of you for your continued support to our referred children.

Until then, stay safe and healthy.

If you would like more details regarding the silent auction, please contact Marty Lester at 515-277-9797, marty@mentoriowa.org or click mentoriowa.org/mentor-iowa-auction/.



Mentor Iowa would like to thank the O’Donnell & Friends Open for selecting Mentor Iowa as the charity of choice from their golf outing in 2016.  As a result of their hard work and efforts, Mentor Iowa received $103,198.25 to help create the Dan & Dee O’Donnell scholarship. This scholarship will benefit Mentor Iowa mentees who are in their Sophomore, Junior and Senior years in college.


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