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Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring

The Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring (IT:PFM) grant provides support to ten community and school-based youth mentoring programs. These programs support mentee/mentor matches that meet year round. All mentoring programs support the state's goal of primary prevention of use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) as well as problem gambling. Programs follow the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring established by the National Mentoring Partnership and will obtain certification through the Iowa Mentoring Partnership. 

Project Period

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2026

Project Goals

Funded counties will work towards the same goals of the IT:PFM project including:

  • Provide youth mentoring services to youth ages 5-18.
  • Distribute substance misuse and problem gambling prevention information to community members within the awarded counties.
  • Establish an Advisory Council to help guide youth mentoring services.
  • Focus on services to support sustainability of youth mentoring services.

Meetings & Trainings

Orientation Webinars

Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring Introduction Webinar 

Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring Evaluation Overview 

Local Boards of Health in Iowa: A Closer Look

IDPH IowaGrants.gov Overview

Your Life Iowa

Evaluation Resources

Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring Survey Guidelines and Survey Instrument Instructions 

Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring School/Agency Administrator Consent Form

Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring Active Consent Form

Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring Passive Consent Form

IDPH Prevention Survey Instrument (Regular)

IDPH Prevention Survey Instrument (Younger Youth)

Qualtrics User Guide: Instructions on Editing IDPH Prevention Surveys in the Qualtrics System

Qualtrics User Guide: Instructions on Entering IDPH IDPH Prevention Surveys in the Qualtrics System

For More Information 

Contact Katie Bee, CPS, Project Coordinator at 515-214-3699