Educational Opportunities

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Apr 1 (all day)
Location:
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Event For:
High School
Cost:
$200.00
Organization:
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Contact:
Ann Peterson
Email:
ann.peterson@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 471-8509
Lifeguard certification course to prepare students for employment at a pool. Classes 5 New Certification classes and 4 Review classes January-March 2020.

Build My Future

Apr 15, 8:00 am
Location:
Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industry Building
Event For:
13-18
Audience Location:
All schools welcome
Cost:
FREE
Organization:
Iowa Skilled Trades
Contact:
Brandon Patterson
Email:
brandon@dsmhba.com
Phone:
(515) 270-8500
Build My Future is an immersive hands on event that allows participants to see multiple career paths available in Iowa. Participants will be able to get their hands on many careers in urgent need of a skilled workforce. Find more information at www.iowaskilledtrades.com .

Street Survival Safe Driving School

Apr 26, 8:30 am
Location:
DMACC Parking lot 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA
Event For:
High School Ages 15-21
Cost:
$95.00
Organization:
BMW CCA Foundation & SCCA Foundation
Contact:
Kathleen Talbot
Email:
tkathy62@gmail.org
Phone:
(515) 490-5833
Street Survival is a one day teen safe-driving program designed to go give teens the hands-on experience and tools to become smarter, safer drivers. Challenging driving situations on a private course allows students to experience abnormal vehicle behavior in a safe and supervised environment.

Iowa Youth Fishing League – Angler Registration

May 1 (all day)
Event For:
all students ages 7-18
Audience Location:
Central Iowa
Cost:
see website
Organization:
Iowa Youth Fishing League
Contact:
Justin and Emily Lewis
Email:
info@iyfl.org
Phone:
(515) 468-2025
The IYFL is proud to offer two unique pathways to anglers. The mission of the Iowa Youth Fishing League is to support youth fishing among Iowans through educational programs, mentoring and competition, so that Iowa youth develop leadership skills and become stewards of our natural resources.

Chess Classes – All Ages and Skill Levels

May 3 (all day)
Location:
West Des Moines and Ankeny
Event For:
K-12
Cost:
$150-$250
Organization:
Chess It Up Iowa
Contact:
James Freerksen
Email:
Chessitupiowa@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 776-0261
Chess it up Iowa, a 501(c)(3), is sponsoring a series of 10 week long Chess Classes. There are classes for all ages and skill levels. Monday evening courses are held in West Des Moines, and Sunday classes are held in Ankeny. Check out the details on our website Chessitupiowa.org/classes

Blank Park Zoo School Programming

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Your classroom
Event For:
K-12 Programming
Cost:
$55 per classroom visit
Organization:
Blank Park Zoo
Contact:
Amy Kopatich
Email:
amkopatich@blankparkzoo.net
Phone:
(515) 974-2558
Information on bringing live animals to your classroom, taking a field trip to the zoo, or adding our programming into your after school program.

TutorHeroes: FREE Homework Help!

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Evelyn K. Davis Center, 1171 7th Street
Event For:
7th - 12th
Audience Location:
Metrowide
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Evelyn K. Davis Center
Contact:
Joy Esposito
Email:
jnesposito@dmacc.edu
Phone:
(515) 697-7736
Tutor Heroes, homework help for students 9-12th grades, through the end of the school year. Tutors come from area universities. Subject areas include science, math, and Spanish. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Jun 1 (all day)
Location:
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Event For:
High School
Cost:
$200.00
Organization:
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Contact:
Ann Peterson
Email:
ann.peterson@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 471-8509
Lifeguard certification course to prepare students for employment at a pool. 5 New Certification classes and 3 Review classes April-June 2020.

Jordan Scholars Leadership Program

Aug 26 (all day)
Location:
2001 Fuller Rd. West Des Moines, IA
Event For:
Current 10th Grade students
Organization:
West Des Moines Historical Society
Contact:
Kelly Mayhew
Email:
kmayhew@wdmhs.org
Phone:
(515) 225-1286
Jordan Scholars Institute continues to offer selected potential young metro area leaders the opportunity to explore the important role of community service and the nature of leadership through small group meetings with leaders in Central Iowa. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Tour the Historic Jordan House

Dec 27 (all day)
Location:
2001 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
Event For:
4th grade and up, families
Cost:
$5 for adults, $3 for youth, 5 and under are Free
Organization:
West Des Moines Historical Society
Contact:
Kelly Mayhew
Email:
info@wdmhs.org
Phone:
(515) 225-1286
Tour the Historic Jordan House, learning about Pioneers and abolitionists in one of the oldest homes standing in Polk County. It is the only central Iowa stop on the Underground Railroad open to the public. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)