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Field trip to an Iowa Cubs game on July 23rd at 12:05 pm:On Wednesday July 23rd, the ManUp Iowa team and participants will be headed to an Iowa Cubs game.  Family members of participants are also invited. We want to give a big thank you to Mary Sayre and Michael Libbie from the Des Moines Radio Group for providing the tickets for the program.

Fishing trip on August 14th at 5:30 pm:  On Thursday August 14th at 5:30 pm, the ManUp Iowa team will be meeting several members of the Scheels sporting goods team at the West Des Moines Library pond. At this event the Scheels team will be providing free fishing poles and bait to the participants in the ManUp program. The participants will have the opportunity to learn how to fish if they don’t already know how. Family members of the participants are also invited. We want to give a big thank you to Scheels sporting goods for sponsoring this event!

Guest speakers
ManUp Iowa on the Radio

On June 25th, 2014 ManUp Iowa’s Director, Zach Smith was featured on “The News Hour Insight on Business” which aired on 1350 KRNT.  To listen to the interview you can click on the link in the top right corner.

ManUp Iowa Graduation Ceremony

Graduation winter-spring 2014

At the conclusion of each 15 week program, a special event will be held in order to symbolize the rite of passage or successful graduation of the program. Past graduation events have included an adventure race in downtown Des Moines and several graduation ceremonies. Stay tuned to learn about new events and graduation ceremonies that will occur during future ManUp Iowa sessions.

ManUp Iowa Graduation – May 29, 2014
            • Young Men Graduated: 20
            • Participants continuing in program: 18
            • Unsuccessful completion: 2
            • Success rate: 90%
            • Total participants in all locations: 39
            • Referrals on waiting list: 19

ManUp Iowa Celebrates a Birthday


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