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We currently run Afterschool Programs in 16 elementary schools, 10 junior high schools, and 1 high school in Utah County. Each school has a site coordinator who recruits volunteers to lead clubs on various topics.
A day in 4-H Afterschool consists of:
- A healthy snack and homework help time
- Reciting of the American and 4-H pledges
- A group activity to get the kids focused for 4-H clubs
- 90 minutes of club time on a variety of topics ranging from cooking and sewing to robotics and karaoke
The program will run for 32 weeks throughout the school year, allowing kids the opportunity to do productive and fun things after school. During the summer, students are invited to participate in other camps and activities 4-H has to offer.
4-H Youth Mentoring
To become a mentor, sign up here:Become a Mentor!
Youth involved in the program: Utah's Youth and Families with Promise 4-H Mentoring Program (YFP) is a program designed for youth, ages 10-15, and their families. Young adult mentors establish caring relationships with the identified youth. This program allows youth to develop their interpersonal and academic skills by participating with them in structured recreation, community service, and community youth groups.
- Meet four times each month with their mentor (one meeting each month is sponsored by 4-H)
- Attend weekly 4-H Afterschool clubs
- Attend monthly Family Night Out programs together with their family
Mentors are a major part of their mentee's life. They provide stability and a caring relationship for their mentees where they might not otherwise have a caring adult. They provide their kids with a something to be excited about and someone who is always looking out for their well being.
- Be a mentor to a child in Utah County
- Be a guide, advocate, friend and role model
- Introduce your mentee to new and different environments
- Meet and socialize monthly with the other mentors at the monthly provided activity for you and your mentee
- Give an hour of time each week for one full year
- Make a year commitment to mentor a youth
- Meet 4 times per month (usually once each week) with the youth you mentor
What they need most is a caring adult who peacefully resolves conflicts and communicates in a healthy way. They need someone to trust and who trusts them.
*To become a mentor, you need to be at least 18 years of age and have a vehicle. You will need to be formally interviewed at a time which fits your schedule. At the time of the interview, you will have the opportunity to read the Volunteer Application Packet, and to ask any questions you might have. You will be required to complete a background check (simply for the safety of the youth) and attend some training prior to being matched with a child. Once the required paperwork has been completed, the process of matching you with a child will begin.