Archives for June 2011

Bee a Mentor Today!

Mo Valley TeamMates entered a float in the 2012 Harrison County Fair Parade. The 2012 Fair Theme was “Home Sweet Home”. We adopted a Bee theme with the following slogan: Bee Involved, Bee a Friend, Bee a Mentor Today! The float received a purple “best” ribbon for participating.

Success in Kearney

The annual TeamMates Partnership Meeting held in Kearney, NE was a success for Missouri Valley TeamMates! Since the inception of Mo Valley TeamMates, the program has annually been part of the “24 or More Club” in which mentors met 24 or more times, on average, during the school year. This year, Missouri Valley TeamMates was awarded a certificate for the “30 Something Club”. Missouri Valley matches met, on average, 30 times during the 2011-2012 school year. In addition, mentor, Pam Johnson, and mentee, Jasmine, were honored with an “Outstanding Match Award”. Missouri Valley TeamMates has been fortunate to receive the “Outstanding Match Award” for three consecutive years.

Iowa Mentoring Partnership Re-Certification

Missouri Valley TeamMates was due for their re-certification through the Iowa Mentoring Partnership. Recertification was approved and the program received a certificate from Governor, Terry Branstad. By being a certified program through the Iowa Mentoring Partnership, Missouri Valley TeamMates is offered the following resources:

  • Free networking and training opportunities for mentoring professionals
  • Access to volunteer referrals through the IMP website
  • Grant opportunities through the Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Ability to ensure potential mentors that your program is certified at the state level
  • Free marketing and recruitment materials