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As the 2014 college football season kicks off, join Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa State Coach Paul Rhoads, and Northern Iowa Coach Mark Farley to close the mentoring gap and bring home a win for Iowa's youth!

The coaches are participating in a national “Coaches Mentoring Challenge”, an effort endorsed and supported by the Big 12 Conference and all ten of its coaches. In addition, coaches from the Big Ten and from colleges and high schools across the country are challenging their fans to join the team and be a mentor! 

Since 2008, college coaches at an increasing number of institutions have demonstrated their commitment to closing the mentoring gap. Their goal this year is to sign up 15,000 new mentors throughout all participating states. The challenge is a friendly competition between participating states to see which state can recruit the most new mentors this football season.  The Coaches Mentoring Challenge takes place from Aug. 1 through Nov. 30.

Take the Coaches' Mentoring Challenge! Sign-Up Today!

Mentors aren't people who have special skills or talents; they are simply individuals who have stepped up to play a positive role in the life of a young person. Most mentors meet for approximately one hour per week with their mentee to toss around a football, ride bikes, or work on homework. If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, sign up to take the Coaches’ Challenge today and bring home a win for Iowa’s youth!

Any new mentor application that is received between August 1 and November 30, 2014 will count toward the “score” of the respective state with cumulative totals updated each month. By signing up to be a mentor, fans can not only show their state/team pride but can help improve the life of a child!

For more information, e-mail, or call 800.308.5987.

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Message From All Coaches

Coach Ferentz

Coach Rhoads

Coach Farley

Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame

Inductees for the 2015 Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame were honored during a special ceremony April 14 in the State Capitol.  During the ceremony, Dr. Ida Johnson of Davenport was announced as the winner of the People's Choice Award.  Congratulations Dr. Johnson!