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, July 16th – Des Moines Menace game

Saturday, August 20th – Back to School Bash (Toad Valley Golf Course)

 

 

 

Ways You Can Help & Updates

17th annual Divots & Dimples charity golf outing presented by NCP, Inc. 

  

The 17th annual Divots & Dimples charity golf outing presented by NCP, Inc. is set for Friday, September 23rd at Toad Valley Golf Course in Runnells.  Mentor Iowa has many levels of sponsorships for our fun day out on the golf course.  We have a presenting sponsorship opportunity, hole sponsor, hole/team sponsor and several other opportunities if you or your company is interested in this marketing opportunity.  We also have 36 team spots available for the outing, so if you are an avid golfer please reach out to sign up.  We have several fun contests out on the course to make this a fun and memorable day for you and your foursome.  The golf fee is $75/golfer or $300/team.  All golfers will receive a round of golf, cart, meal and a Mentor Iowa “Lucky” brand hat.

If you would like to help support Mentor Iowa by riding in the Miles for Mentees bike ride or being a sponsor, please contact Mentor Iowa Executive Director, Marty Lester at 515-277-9797 or marty@mentoriowa.org.

 

3rd annual Miles for Mentees charity bike ride

Calling all bike riders!  Mentor Iowa is hosting our 3rd annual Miles for Mentees charity bike ride.  On Saturday, August 27th, we will start at Eggs & Jam in West Des Moines and enjoy a nice bike ride with many Mentor Iowa champions.  We will have two bike routes available to make this ride ready for all levels of riders.  We have several sponsorships available, so if you or your company is looking for a great marketing opportunity please go to the Miles for Mentees section and see the options that are available.  To ride in the Miles for Mentees bike ride, the fee is $25 and you will receive a t-shirt, Eggs & Jam breakfast sandwich and rider fee.

If you would like to help support Mentor Iowa by riding in the Miles for Mentees bike ride or being a sponsor, please contact Mentor Iowa Executive Director, Marty Lester at 515-277-9797 or marty@mentoriowa.org.

 

VARIETY – the Children’s Charity grant award

Mentor Iowa is a recent recipient of a 2021 grant award from Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa!  This funding award from Variety will help sponsor five group events (Menagerie Stables – September, Pumpkin Patch – October, Iowa Wild – January, Scavenger Hunt – March, Iowa Cubs – May), Jeans for Teens/Clothes for Kids program, Mentor Iowa t-shirts, Mentor Activity Fund and Mentee Assistance Fund. These funds are instrumental for Mentor Iowa to provide a wide range of fun activities for our match pairs to participate in at no expense to our mentors.
Variety – the Children’s Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are underprivileged, at-risk, critically ill or living with special needs. Funding is provided to programs and initiatives that directly impact the well-being of children throughout Iowa. For more information on how you can be a part of Variety’s work, please visit www.varietyiowa.com.
 
Thank you so much to Variety for their many ways of support to Mentor Iowa!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O’DONNELL & FRIENDS CHARITIES

Mentor Iowa is honored to keep this post on our home page as this is our largest one day check we have received in our history.  We would like to thank O’Donnell & Friends Charities 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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