2016 Mentor Mingle


The Iowa Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Organization (Iowa HOBY) would like to invite you to our 2016 Mentor Mingle! 

Iowa HOBY is a leadership organization for Iowa high school students that helps provide them the skills to become leaders that have a positive impact. This year we are hosting an event for our students to connect them to the admired, respected, and innovative leaders in Iowa. The theme for our conference this year is connectedness. We are hosting this networking event to demonstrate to our ambassadors how powerful networking can be and that people are willing to help them advance their goals if only they work towards growing relationships.

The goal of this event is for mentors to listen and engage with ambassadors (rising high school juniors) regarding their ideas and goals. There is no preparation required from the mentors, you have been asked to participate because we believe the skills and qualities you possess will have a positive impact on our ambassadors!

When: Friday, June 24th 2016 | 5:45-7:45pm

  • Mentor Arrival & Social (light appetizers will be provided) 5:45 -6:45pm
  • Mentor Mingle Event with students 6:45-7:45pm

Where: Drake University in the Olmsted Student Center at 2875 University Avenue – Des Moines, IA 50311

What: Each mentor will be assigned a small group of 4-6 ambassadors at the beginning of the event, all additional instructions will be given at the event.  If you are willing to engage with ambassadors after the mentor event feel free to distribute business cards and contact information to facilitate further communication!

Perk for Mentors: This mentor event is a companion event to a keynote presented earlier in the day by Adam Carroll “How to Be a Super-Connector.” Mentors are welcome to attend Adam Carroll’s keynote, but it is not required.  Two sessions of this keynote will be given at approximately 2:30pm and 3:45pm on Friday.

RSVP: If you are able to participate please complete the short survey below to RSVP by June 10th, 2016 to let us know you are coming and if you would like to attend one of Adam Carol’s keynotes for free! We will follow up and send you more detailed information about the event after you  RSVP.

Thank you for your time and interest in mentoring the future leaders of Iowa!