There are several ways!
Power Lunch is Everybody Wins! Iowa's signature program. Through Power Lunch, volunteer reading mentors visit a student for one lunch hour each week. The students and volunteer reading mentors spend their time talking, reading aloud one-to-one, eating lunch, and instilling positive attitudes about reading. Volunteers also serve as role models and enhance students' self-esteem. Power Lunch programs are available in 12 Des Moines area schools and 1 school in Newton, Iowa, on a variety of days and times.
Power Breakfast is modeled after the Power Lunch program. Through Power Breakfast, volunteer reading mentors visit a student for one breakfast period each week. Power Breakfast was created in partnership with Children and Family Urban Ministries (CFUM) and takes place on Wednesday mornings from 7:15 – 8:00 AM at the CFUM location (1548 8th Street, Des Moines).
The purpose of Story Time is to bring stories to life, demonstrating to students that reading can be animated and enjoyable. During Story Time, volunteers simply go into a classroom and read a story or short book. The story can be tied to an event or celebration, such a Red Ribbon Week or Fire Prevention Week. Story Time is a perfect opportunity for “celebrity readers” or to showcase your profession.
Offer Your Expertise
Do you have a special skill or expertise you can offer to Everybody Wins! Iowa? There are many areas in which Everybody Wins! Iowa could use your expertise, including office assistance, accounting and finance, marketing, public relations, web development and design, and graphic design – just to name a few.
Fundraising and Outreach Committees
Everybody Wins! Iowa invites you to join our newly formed Outreach and Fundraising Committees. The commitees meet once a month for approximately 90 minutes. Please contact Everybody Wins! Iowa for committee descriptions.
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