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Academic Mentoring Program
Last updated on December 5, 2014

The Academic Mentoring Program is designed to complement the role that parent or guardian(s) and teaching staff play in a student’s life by providing adult mentors to students in select schools within the Iowa City Community School District. Mentors are caring individuals who, along with parents or guardians, help to provide students with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and a constructive example ultimately building positive connections in the community for our students.

The Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) is a program in the Iowa City Community School District that is focused around helping students improve their academic and social skills through a combination of mentoring and case management services. Students in grades 7-12 at the following schools will be invited to participate in this program: Northwest Jr. High, South East Jr. High, West Senior High and City Senior High schools.

Students in AMP will be matched one-on-one with a volunteer mentor who has been screened by Big Brothers Big Sisters. The mentor/student matches will have the opportunity to meet once a week at the student’s school, along with the option to do summer activities together in the community. All activities will be planned around helping students enjoy learning and achieve continued success in school!

Each mentor/student match will also be provided support from a Site Coordinator from United Action for Youth (UAY) who will be in charge of monitoring and supporting the match. The Site Coordinator will also be responsible for keeping parent/guardian(s) and teacher(s) actively involved in the student’s individual mentoring plan.

Contact person: Coreen Frank, Program Director, (phone), (email)

Office fax number: (319) 688-1009


 1725 North Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
This location is handicap accessible
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Last updated on December 5, 2014

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Academic Mentoring Program 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
This is my second year as an AMP volunteer. It is a rewarding way to volunteer with a student who needs academic and social support. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for a college student, a person with a flexible schedule, or retired individuals.

 BB/BS of Johnson County did a great job matching my mentee and me. UAy provides caseworker support and lets me know pressures the student has outside of school. The ICSD provides great space and resources for the program participants. This program allows me to stay in touch with young people one child at a time.
posted on November 6, 2006
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