January is National Mentoring Month, and we can’t think of a better way to learn how you can make an impact through mentoring than attending one of our orientations. We’ve lined up dates and locations for our Orientation to Mentoring sessions in the Des Moines area throughout January. This one hour training is the first step for those who are interested in mentoring.
During this orientation those who attend will receive:
- An overview of Serve Our Youth Network and our different opportunities for mentoring (Amachi, Informal Mentoring at Polk County Youth Services and Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative).
- An overview of mentoring in general and its rewards and benefits.
- Basic requirements for mentors and our application, screening and selection process.
There is no obligation to become a mentor if you attend, but this is a great way to learn more before you jump in.
Here are our orientation times and locations:
Thursday, January 6 (7:30p – 8:30p) at Scooter’s Coffeehouse (860 1st St. in West Des Moines)
Saturday, January 15 (8:30a – 9:30a) at Panera Bread (4150 Westown Pkwy in West Des Moines)
Wednesday, January 19 (6:30a – 7:30a) at Smokey Row (1910 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines)
Thursday, January 27 (7:00p – 8:00p) at Grounds for Celebration – Beaverdale (2645 Beaver Ave. in Des Moines)
If you would like to attend one of these orientations, while it isn’t necessary, we would appreciate it if you would RSVP. You can do so by contacting Shane Vander Hart at (515) 321-5077 or by filling out the form below: