ManUp Iowa programs are coming soon to Hoyt and McCombs Middle Schools( March-April of 2014.)
Services at the Hoyt and McCombs locations will include:
- Group mentoring (Wise Guys Curriculum)
- Guest speakers
- Therapeutic group which will be facilitated by Next Step Counseling Services.
February 2014: New partnership
January 2014: Graduation ceremony for the Fall-winter session of 2013:
On January 9th of 2014, we held our most recent graduation ceremony for all participants who have met the 15 week program requirements. Congratulations to all of the participants who graduated this session. We also want to thank all of the volunteers who spent many long hours providing guidance and support.
Stats from the session:
- Graduating: 14
- Success rate: 81.18%
- Entered the program half way through: 6
- Continuing to next session: 15-17
ManUp Iowa: “Empowering young men to make positive life choices.”
ManUp Iowa strives to empower a diverse population of pre-adolescent and adolescent males ages 9-17. Participants are provided a variety of leadership and life skills needed as they head toward adulthood. This exciting program focuses on treating behaviors and mental health issues as well as providing a leadership and mentoring component. Through focusing on all three components the program will give at risk youth an opportunity to make positive life choices that will help them become successful young men.
What is ManUp?
ManUp is a program in the Des Moines area that provides ongoing 15 week sessions in different locations. The program serves pre-adolescent and adolescent males with a target age range of 9-17. The ManUp program will provide multiple services and activities to help empower the young men we serve. ManUp Iowa deploys a diverse team of mentors from our community who serve as positive role models for the youth that we serve. Youth in the ManUp Iowa program also have access to several community leaders, professionals and athletes that come to sessions as guest speakers to speak to the youth.(Please see the links to Events and Our Team.) ManUp Iowa has partnered with Next Step Counseling Services in order to be able to provide a therapeutic component to the program as well. Overall the program is very unique in that it provides an umbrella of services for the youth that we serve. (Please see our services page on link to the right).
How can you help?
Simply, be involved. What these boys need are positive men to learn from, period.The only chance many of these boys have is to learn from other positive and productive men like yourself.
Please click on the “Get Involved” link at the top of the page to learn more!