Mentor numbers shoot up with Beaver B-Ball team

Mentors and mentees gathered at BVU Nov. 18 to make tie blankets,

which are donated to Upper Des Moines.


STARS Youth Mentoring program coordinator Angie Woodford is thrilled that all of the students who requested mentors this year will have them.

“We’re going to break 100 this year,” she announced Monday. “Only one or two (kids) need matches, but we’re just waiting on references.”

A reason for the great success of the program this year comes from the Buena Vista University basketball team. Coach Brian Van Haaften, his coaches and his entire team have signed up for the STARS mentoring program.

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