Welcome to Ames AMP Web Page! We are glad your here!
Ames is one of AMP's largest councils running about 30 members per meeting. We are home to the AMP statewide office and lead agency Youth & Shelter Services. Please stop by and visit a council meeting in downtown Ames on the third floor in the Dasher Activity Center. Parents, don't worry, there is plenty of adult supervision while your youth are at AMP! You are welcome to attend with your teen to see us say our "Highs & Lows", an ice breaker to get to know each other, assorted topics like cooking-renting an apartment-college scholarships-healthy relationships and more will be discussed. Sometime we bring in a guest speaker to Cyber Bullying, Dangers of Tobacco or the benefits of Yoga. We connect AMP youth to their community by serving meals at Food at First, growing vegetables in our community garden, advocating for change in the child welfare system and telling our stories on KHOI radio. Don't forget the fun! AMP is all about making friends and good times with other teens who understand what your going through whether your living in shelter, treatment, group-foster care or adoptive home.
The Ames AMP meets at the Youth & Shelter Services Jacobson Building, 420 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010 on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Ames AMP youth are very active speaking and "giving back" to their community and they have lots of fun at AMP learning life skills that help prepare them for when they become adults....
"NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US!"
Use this feedback form to contact Terri Bailey, the Ames AMP Council Facilitator with any questions or comments you may have.