Metro West Mentoring Program - Follow Up


Metro West Learning Academy serves as an alternative high school for 6 western suburbs/communities. (Dallas Center Grimes, Adel, Saydel, Urbandale, Johnston and Waukee). Many of the students attending the Academy are either homeless, parenting or suffer from an emotional or behavioral disorder. Nearly all of these students are considered food insecure. A majority of the Rise Up Iowa funding will be used to purchase food and personal care items for the students. Dollars will also be allocated to provide clothing vouchers for the kids so they have something appropriate to wear to a job or job interview.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Laura Holms – Executive Director of Urbandale Community Action Network at