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Mentors needed for LSI mentoring program

Mentors needed for LSI mentoring program

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Mentoring is an amazing opportunity for adults to make a difference in the life of a young person. 

January is National Mentoring Month, and Lutheran Services in Iowa http://lsiowa.org/ has teamed up with MENTOR http://www.mentoring.org/ in an effort to expand quality mentoring experiences for thousands of youth.

LSI needs additional volunteer mentors for its ongoing mentoring program. Mentors spend one hour a week with their mentoring match.

Lisa Scott, Volunteer Coordinator for LSI, says, “More and more research shows that teens are more likely to thrive when they have a health, stable connection to a caring and supportive adult.” Ongoing research shows that mentoring programs improve academic success, boost self-esteem and help youth make responsible decisions for better futures.

Lutheran Services in Iowa trains mentors and matches them with children living at its Bremwood, LSI Residential Treatment Center in Waverly. The Residential Treatment Center is a mental health facility for youth ages 12 to 18. 

LSI Residential Manager, Matthew Voorhees, says, “A lot of teens we serve don't have a parent of family member who is able to spend a lot of time with them while they're at Bremwood.” Voorhees adds, “Mentoring is a simple human relationship that lets a teen know they matter to someone. In return, mentors feel valued as people who really matter to these youth and feel more connected to their community.”


For more information about becoming a volunteer mentor at Lutheran Services in Iowa, contact LSI's Lisa Scott at this address: lisa.scott@LSIowa.org  You can also contact Lutheran Services of Iowa by telephone at: 515-271-7363.

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