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Power Read

Power Read is Everybody Wins! Iowa’s signature program. Through Power Read, volunteer reading mentors visit a student for one hour each week. The students and volunteer reading mentors spend their time talking, reading aloud one-to-one, and instilling positive attitudes about reading. Volunteers also serve as role models and enhance students’ self-esteem.

Everybody Wins! Iowa has programs in over 30 sites in Ankeny, Des Moines, Indianola, Norwalk, Pella, and Perry at a variety of days and times throughout the week during the school year.

Most of our Power Read programs are over the lunch hour, but we also have programs before and after school to fit with all types of schedules.

Apply here to be a mentor today!

Looking for our parental consent form for high school mentors? You can find that form here.

Questions?: Email program@everybodywinsiowa.org!

Volunteer Committees

Marketing Committee

Description: The purpose of the Everybody Wins! Iowa Marketing Committee is to increase awareness of Everybody Wins! Iowa. The committee will develop and implement a marketing plan that ensures that all products, services, and programs remain relevant.

The following are the responsibilities of the committee:

· Develop annual marketing plan
· Create and approve common language for all written content produced on behalf of the organization
· Responsible for the social media calendar (writing content and studying metrics to determine impact)
· Creates videos, posters, and all promotional materials (polos, t-shirts, pens, etc.)
· Increase awareness through marketing special events sponsored by Everybody Wins! Iowa
· All other Marketing/Public Relations duties as assigned

Recruitment Committee

Description: The purpose of the Everybody Wins! Iowa is to secure volunteer mentors and funds for Everybody Wins! Iowa’s literacy and mentoring programs.

The Recruitment Committee focuses on three areas of Program Recruitment:

  • Gaining individual donors and individual volunteer reading mentors and determining strategy for contacting and following up with individuals. Develops an individual donor campaign calendar.
  • Gaining organizational sponsors (corporate, churches, service clubs, etc.) for funding Power Read programs and recruiting volunteer reading mentors. Determines strategies for contacting and following up with organizations and develops organizational recruitment campaign calendar.
  • Writing and submitting grants and determine grant calendar of assignments. (All board members will assist with writing grants.)

Special Events Committee

Description: The purpose of the Everybody Wins! Iowa Special Events Committee is to increase awareness of Everybody Wins! Iowa through events and celebrations. The committee will develop and implement all special events that provides outreach and support of Everybody Wins! Iowa programming.

The following are the responsibilities of the committee:

  • Directs all special events (Trivia night, book fairs, volunteer fairs, promotional booths, etc.) to increase program awareness
  • Develops ways to attract volunteers for special events
  • Maintains special events calendar
  • Coordinates with the members of the Recruitment committee with:
    • Monetary and in-kind sponsorship of special events
    • Fundraising and donations both monetary and in-kind (such as books, etc. which are a part of any special event)

Please contact Everybody Wins! Iowa at statedirector@everybodywinsiowa.org for more committee information.

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