Whiz-Kids-LogoWhiz Kids is a program designed as a mentor-ship program for students 1st through 5th grade.  By providing a safe environment, opportunity for relationship building with dedicated mentors, and a heavy dose of a loving spirit we believe we can help students along their path in life.  Whiz Kids’ holistic approach, which encompasses not only excellent educational support but also one-on-one mentoring and spiritual nurturing within the tutor-child relationship, is truly making a difference in the lives of children.  The program is being jointly sponsored by Aldersgate UMC, Freedom for Youth Ministries and the Urbandale Community Action Network (UCAN).

Every Monday when School is in session

3:45 until 6 pm
  • 3:45-4:30 gym time/activity
  • 4:30-5:00 bible study
  • 5:00-5:20 meal
  • 5:20-5:50 tutoring (grade level reading comprehension and math)
  • 5:50-6:00 clean-up/shut down


Our goal is to create strong leaders in the community around us by providing an opportunity for them to serve.  More tutors are needed.  The expectation is that you will work with 1-2 students each week.  It is important that you be there regularly.  Materials will be provided.  No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required.  A background check is required.

For more information contact Megan Stange at (515) 278-0466 or megan@aldersgatedsm.org

ChildSafeLogoWe are dedicated to providing a safe environment for everyone within the church.  Which means all Children’s and Youth Volunteers have been through training, background checks, and continued instruction on creating a safe environment within our church.

For more information on what Safe Sanctuaries is please visit: Safe Sanctuaries