Youth Mentoring

Remaining Hopeful in a Polarized World

Remaining Hopeful in a Polarized World

Clare writes about the hope and inspiration she cultivated while working with Fiver youth and how it mitigated her negative feelings from constant unfortunate news in the media.

Winning Isn’t Everything: Lessons from Sport

Winning Isn’t Everything: Lessons from Sport

Josh reflects on his personal journey to sports, athletic mentorship, and character development in relation to his work with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa.

Workplace Mentoring Makes a Big Impact on Littles' Lives

Workplace Mentoring Makes a Big Impact on Littles' Lives

Gabbie sheds light on the need for youth job skills programs and what she’s doing with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa this summer to meet that need.

What's Love Got to Do with it: Youth and Healthy Relationship Education

What's Love Got to Do with it: Youth and Healthy Relationship Education

Relationships are all around us - in work, school, and home. Jenna breaks down what is at the core of healthy relationships curriculum for youth and highlights work that YSS does around the topic.

Recovery Through Connection: Building a Residential Treatment Alumni Network

Recovery Through Connection: Building a Residential Treatment Alumni Network

Jenna discusses the importance of an alumni network and shares several components that will be critical to the success of a future YSS residential treatment network.