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In-Person MentorU Info Session

Join us at Barley's Bar & Grill in Council Bluffs to learn more about our newest mentoring program, MentorU, powered by the Charles E Lakin foundation. Cool off with a drink, learn how you can mentor a student in your community, and have some fun!



Barley's Bar & Grill
114 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Tuesday, August 3rd
6 to 8 PM

Our Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Learn more and get involved.

Our Impact Today

  • Kids Waiting For a Big


  • Active Matches in The Midlands


  • Children Served YTD


  • Families Impacted Right Now


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