Youth Mentoring partners with the Immigration Working Group out of the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center to bring mentoring to immigrant youth. Five youth and their families signed up for mentoring and were matched with an adult friend to be their mentor. The matches have been going on hikes, watching movies at the theater, reading books at the library, learning about art, eating some Whippy Dip, playing games, and having all kinds of new experiences.
Youth Mentoring, through the support of the Iowa Mentoring Partnership is thrilled to have made this partnership with the Immigration Working Group. Mentoring Coordinator Colinne McCann states, “When I get the reports from the mentors on the times they are having with their youth it just warms my heart to hear the experiences and opportunities the immigrant youth are getting that they might not otherwise have. It is so exciting to see mentoring making an impact on the youth’s lives as well as the mentors lives.”
If you ,or anyone you know would be interested in mentoring a youth and making an impact on the life of a youth please contact Colinne or Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-387-1720.