Des Moines Mentoring Initiative

In celebration of the 2015 Mentoring Day at the Capital, all seven of Des Moines’ certified mentoring programs are joining forces to launch a new initiative aimed at increasing quality mentors for area youth. The “Be a Mentor” initiative is aimed at reaching adults interested in making a positive difference in young lives by volunteering to work with Des Moines youth on basic life skills like decision making, healthy choices, increasing academic success and exploring post-high school opportunities. On Thursday, January 22, a new website,, will be launched to help potential mentors navigate their options.

CYC is happy to be a part of such a powerful movement!  Our Mentor Advantage Program will also be present on Thursday for Mentoring Day at the Capitol to speak on the many benefits of youth mentoring.  If you have any questions please contact Anna Wernimont at 515-243-4292 or

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