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Mission Statement

EVERYBODY WINS! is a literacy and mentoring organization dedicated to increasing children's success in school through reading and mentoring experiences with CARING VOLUNTEERS.


What is Everybody Wins! Iowa?
Everybody Wins! Iowa, an affiliate of the national Everybody Wins! organization, is a privately funded, nonprofit organization that began in Iowa in 2002. Everybody Wins! Iowa is a literacy and mentoring organization that is dedicated to increasing children's success in school through reading and mentoring experiences with caring volunteers.

How Does Everybody Win?
Students win by enjoying consistent and positive interactions with caring adults.

Volunteers win by enjoying meaningful and worthwhile experiences and the satisfaction of knowing they are making a positive impact on the future of a young child.

Schools win by seeing improvement in their students' literacy skills without assuming any administrative burden or cost.

Companies win by offering a simple, efficient way to enhance employee morale and from the positive effects of providing a valuable service to the community.


Average Review 1 reviews

Would you recommend Everybody Wins! Iowa?

by Matt G. from Des Moines, IA (December 14, 2011)
I've been a reader and mentor with EWins for almost 4 years. It's been rewarding to see the children I read with gain confidence in both speaking and reading, not to mention self esteem. I've seen it in the children I mentor, but also in the children around me being mentored by other volunteers. What keeps me coming back week after week & year after year is that for at least that 45 minutes I am with that child, I know I'm making a difference in someone's life. I've seen kids jump for joy and give big smiles when their mentor enters the room. I've seen children frantic on the last day of reading before a holiday when their mentor is late, afraid the reader may not show, and when the reader inevitably arrives, the sheer joy and heartfelt exuberance that erupts from ever fiber of their being. I've also seen mentor after mentor with those same smiles and that same exuberance, and I see those same people coming back year after year. That's the real five star review in my book.