Category Archives: Mentoring

An Empty Nester’s Way to Stay Young and Invest in Others

By Marilyn Zweihbamer | Cindy Simpson didn’t know anyone in Northeast Iowa when she moved to Decorah from Michigan. She made this leap of faith knowing it would be hard, but she knew she could connect with her new community … Continue reading

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Ambassadors Exceed Mentoring Goal

By Kathy Schwartzhoff | Sometimes you set a goal that stretches you beyond your comfort zone, and it is exhilarating when you reach it. That is what is happening with Mentoring Programs at Helping Services.

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Burr Oak Luther League Dinner for Mentoring on February 16

Guest Post by Shannon Nagel | Youth Helping Youth is the theme this year for the Burr Oak Luther League Ham and Turkey Dinner. The proceeds from our Ham and Turkey Dinner event will benefit the Mentoring Programs at Helping Services. 

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Attention Empty Nesters in Delaware County

By Ellen Krogmann | Empty Nesters, here’s your opportunity to have an impact on the life of a child. January is National Mentoring Month.  To celebrate, Mentoring Connection for Delaware County is sharing the success of youth mentoring and is … Continue reading

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The Sky’s the Limit Bowl-A-Thon | Benefits Mentoring in Delaware County

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BIG Mentoring Bowl-A-Thon | Benefits Mentoring in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek Counties

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Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters | National Mentoring Month 2014

By Kathy Schwartzhoff | A friend can bring you through tough times in your life. They can also be there to celebrate the joy from progress you make toward a goal. Helping Services is creating and supporting these type of … Continue reading

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This Volunteer Says, “Just Try It”

By Kathy Schwartzhoff | Team: Youth Mentoring Goal: Connect every youth with a positive role model Volunteer Roles: Be a Mentor, Mentor For A Day, help with an event, provide a meal or snack for an event, serve on an … Continue reading

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My Body Is Mine | A Booklet to Teach Youth Body Safety

Nationally, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Youth can be abused by someone they know. Ninety percent of child victims know their abuser, and most children will never report … Continue reading

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Social Networking and Bullying: What Adults Should Know

By Ellen Krogmann |  We all know that bullying can be devastating to kids. It always has. But now technology provides another means to harass, threaten, embarrass, and target another person. Intervene when you see bullying happening can make our schools … Continue reading

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