Des Moines AMP
Welcome to the Des Moines AMP page!
ACHIEVING MAXIMUM POTENTIAL
The Des Moines AMP meets at DHS - Polk County Riverplace, 2309 Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA every first and third Tuesdays in room 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
We serve supper at 5:30pm so if you come early you can be a part of our "meet & eat" activity before the AMP council meeting begins!
Des Moines was the first council formed in 2005 and is one of the largest, most active councils in Iowa. We offer childcare if you are a young adult who has children and also a parent support group for adults who bring their teens to AMP. Parents, no need to worry about supervision at AMP meetings, there are adult staff and volunteers in the council meeting making sure your teens are safe and appropriate! Our meetings begin with "Highs & Lows" and youth getting to know each other in a fun activity or ice breaker. Since we are youth driven it's time to present something the youth want to learn about...topics can be healthy relationships, bullying, college finanial aid, saving & checking accounts or finding a job. Most topics in AMP focus on skills youth need to become an independant young adult. We help connect teens to transition services such as Opportunity Passport, Iowa Aftercare, Transition Decision Making and Workforce Development grant programs for youth. Parents can attend with their youth or teens can bring another youth in care...just know that we understand what your going through...your not alone!
Every third Tuesday of each month there is training offered for parents in room 1A at Polk County Riverplace (right next to AMP Meeting).
Click HERE to see the training schedule for 2013.
Visit "Shots & Clips" on this website to see the video Channel 13 made about Des Moines AMP! Get to know us up close and personal...see what we're all about.
So give AMP a try, especially during these wet spring months.....
AMP is a place to learn new things, meet new people and have lots of fun! Here are some of our members at AMP Council meetings and at community events....
"NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US!"
Use this feedback form to contact Terri Bailey, the Des Moines AMP Council Facilitator with any questions or comments you may have.