Everybody Wins! Iowa is a literacy and mentoring non-profit organization that increases children's opportunities for success in school and life through one-on-one reading experiences with caring adults and older students. Everybody Wins! Iowa's signature program is the Power Lunch program which matches elementary school students one-to-one with community volunteers. Everybody Wins! Iowa has over 500 community volunteers that assist directly with the Power Lunch program. This year, Everybody Wins! Iowa will have programs in 20 schools in Ankeny, Des Moines, Indianola, Norwalk, and Pella. Everybody Wins! Iowa also partners with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa and Children and Family Urban Ministries to host programs at their sites. Through this program, volunteer reading mentors visit their student for an hour once a week, during the students' lunch. Volunteers talk with the students, read aloud to students, have students read aloud to them, and instill positive attitudes about reading. The volunteers serve as role models, enhancing students' self-esteem and encouraging their success through these consistent, weekly, positive interactions.
For more information on our Everybody Wins! Iowa program contact Kelcy Smith