Mentoring programs gained a lot of visibility this past January when the President of the United States declared it National Mentoring Month.

In the Coaches’ Challenge, head coaches from Iowa, along with four other Midwestern states engaged in a friendly competition to recruit the most mentors.

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Flickr: Chilli Head

Cyclone Sports Properties promoted Iowa Mentoring Partnership’s efforts at the Iowa State vs. Kansas basketball game on January 25th. This opportunity highlighted Iowan mentoring organizations and provided game attendees with the opportunity to speak with Iowa Mentoring Partnership representatives who connected them with their local mentoring organizations like Bridges.

Kansas may have won the contest in 2013, but fortunately, every state wins this challenge.

Bridges is planning an upcoming training for people interested in becoming mentors. Contact us soon if you are interested in joining us. We need your help in matching all of the youth on our waiting lists with a mentor.                                                       

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