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ManUp - Empowering young men to make positive life choices

Mission Statement
Empowering young men to make positive life choices so that they may go on to live healthy and successful lives at home, at school and in the community.
Group Mentoring
Program participants or “mentees” are matched with positive male mentors who provide each youth guidance and support in order to empower participants to reach their full potential in life. All though this feat is no small task, the ManUp team serving as mentors to the youth bring a wide range of diversity and life experiences to each group mentoring session so youth are always challenged to learn and think big so that they can realize that no dream is to far fetched to someday reach. More…
Community Events
ManUp participants have a wide range of opportunities to get out in to the community and take part in fun and rewarding events. Past events have ranged from sporting events such as Iowa Cubs or Iowa Wild games to fishing trips and even volunteer activities. This allows youth a vast array of life experiences where they not only have fun but they also have opportunities to learn and give back to their community as well. More…
Leadership Training
During group mentoring sessions, youth will periodically have access to professional and guest speakers who have a wide range of leadership experience to share with youth. Program participants therefore have the opportunity to have well known leaders in our community provide support to help guide them on their own journey to becoming the leaders of tomorrow. More…
Responsibility Curriculum
ManUp Iowa staff are trained to facilitate and teach the evidence based curriculum; “Wise Guys.” This curriculum has been provided throughout the country for over a decade focusing on male responsibility related topics and issues. More…
Empowerment Project
“The Empowerment Project” is designed to target the most highly at risk and under-privileged young men in our community who more than likely are not accessible for active ManUp programming because they are in group care or detention. This unique and innovative initiative will be operated by a team of culturally diverse speakers who bring with them raw real life stories from the past that leave lasting impressions on the youth that they are delivered to. The projects message promotes a combination of hope, leadership and taking personal responsibility leaving youth with a new outlook on how to make the most of any personal circumstance so that they too can start to rewrite their stories. More…
Contracted Therapy Services
ManUp Iowa believes strongly in innovative and complex treatment methods that often times include hybrid models to help create change in ways that are unique and powerful. Therefore ManUp Iowa is teamed up and contracted with Next Step Counseling Services in order to provide a “Therapeutic Group” run by a licensed male therapist that utilizes an ART curriculum. More…

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