Category Archives: Mentoring

Register now for the 2015 Bowl-A-Thons- Catch the Mentoring Wave!

Mentoring is a vital tool in forming positive futures for local youth because of the unique encouragement they get from their mentors. Half of our budget comes from donations. This annual bowling fundraiser raises life-changing dollars to keep the mission … Continue reading

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Mentoring Video Series | Part 3 Countering Bullying, Benefiting Families

Families are an important part of mentoring.  The families of mentored youth enjoy the relationship with the mentor and staff.  They also have a sense of belonging, knowing they are part of a community that cares about them and their … Continue reading

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Mentoring Video Series | Part 2 Fulfillment

Have you wondered what qualities do you need to be a good mentor? Bob gives his thoughts on the skills you need.

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Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters | National Mentoring Month 2015

Because giving youth a role model and friend is so important, Youth Mentoring at Helping Services is taking an entire month to celebrate their mission and invites you to join in. To do this we are proudly participating in the 14th annual … Continue reading

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Brand New Mentoring Video Series | Part 1 A Great Experience

Mentoring is more than playing games and hanging out. It changes lives, families, and communities. To show the YouTube world how Mentoring Works, Luther College students asked questions to real people in Youth Mentoring and then showcased their spontaneous and … Continue reading

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Secrets to Teaching About Coping Skills and Healthy Relationships

By Ellen Krogmann | The skills learned when you are young greatly affect how you handle situations when you are older. This is why learning ways to problem-solve, to build healthy relationships, and to establish a support system are key … Continue reading

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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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