Excellence in Mentoring Award Nominations Open

Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 9, 2017

Contact:
Mary Sheka, Iowa Mentoring Partnership
mentor@iowaeda.com; 515.348.6236

Excellence in Mentoring Award Nominations Open

Submission Deadline is January 16, 2018

DES MOINES, IOWA — Volunteer Iowa today released nomination materials for the 2018 Excellence in Mentoring Awards.  Nominations must be submitted online or postmarked by January 16, 2018; honorees will be recognized during National Volunteer Week next April.  Details and nomination materials are online at www.volunteeriowa.org.  

The Excellence in Mentoring Award honor individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people in Iowa through service as a mentor to a young person. 

Mentoring programs, currently certified by the Iowa Mentoring Partnership, may nominate a mentor who has been mentoring for at least two years for the Excellence in Mentoring Award.  Qualified nominees possess a compelling mentoring story that illustrates how positive experiences alter the life of a young person for the better.

“Mentors across the state are making a difference every day by engaging with young people in meaningful relationships that are linked to improved academic, social, and economic prospects for mentees.  We encourage Iowans to nominate one of the thousands of mentors who have answered the call to volunteer with a high-quality mentoring program,” stated Mary Sheka, Iowa Mentoring Partnership Director.

The Excellence in Mentoring Awards are coordinated by Volunteer Iowa.  For more information, e-mail mentor@iowaeda.com or call 1.800.308.5987.

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About Iowa Mentoring Partnership

The Iowa Mentoring Partnership (IMP) serves as the certifying body for youth mentoring programs in Iowa, advancing the quality of the mentoring field by providing professional development; engaging stakeholders to increase the number of mentors; and creating awareness of the positive benefits of youth mentoring as a proven youth development strategy. IMP is a collaborative program of Volunteer Iowa and works to build relationships between government, private, and public agencies in support of youth mentoring which is essential for strengthening families, communities and the state of Iowa. More information is available at iowamentoring.org.

About Volunteer Iowa (or Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) 

Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts.  The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need.  The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base.  Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure.  More information is available at www.volunteeriowa.org

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