Our Mentor of the Month for August is Ellen Whitlatch. Ellen has served as a mentor for the past three years at our summer and school-year programs. This summer she was a mentor at Walnut Street School.
We are now hiring for part-time positions for Site Coordinators. For more information, please click the description link below or contact Macy McKendree by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (515) 242-8463.
Say hello to our newest staff member, Jordan Mains. Jordan will be our new quarter-time IDPH AmeriCorps Mentoring Advocate. He grew up in Algona, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a second major in Psychology. Jordan is excited to be a part of the Everybody Wins! Iowa team because it’s a great way to help youth and give back to the community. Welcome aboard, Jordan!
Our Mentor of the Month for June is Morris Hutchins. Morris is a mentor at Monroe Elementary and McKinley Elementary.
Morris started mentoring with us in the summer of 2015 and continued his mentoring throughout the school year. This summer Morris has continued his involvement with not just one, but two summer programs. “His dedication to our program shows in how quickly he bonds with his students. The laughter that comes from their tables, even after one meeting, is infectious,” says Macy McKendree, Program Manager.
Morris shared with us why he enjoys being a mentor:
“I enjoy reading with the Everybody Wins Iowa program because the experience with the kids, the experience being a mentor, and being able to help the community a little more. I enjoy kids’ stories and their experiences and seeing what they learn from us, the mentors. It’s a great experience, and I love it. I’ve been doing it about a year now and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I’m glad to be involved with the community and the schools within Des Moines and for this opportunity.”
Thank you for your dedication to our students and program, Morris!