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    4-H Youth Mentoring

    Youth involved in the program: 4-H Mentoring: Youth & Families with Promise (YFP) is a program designed for youth, ages 10-15, and their families. Youth are matched with young adult mentors, who establish caring relationships with identified youth. All mentors are screened before being matched (interview, reference and background check). This program allows youth to develop their interpersonal and academic skills by participating in structured recreation, community service, and community youth groups.

    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.

    Youth will:

    • Meet four times each month with their mentor (one meeting each month is sponsored by 4-H)
    • Attend weekly 4-H Afterschool Mentoring club
    • Attend monthly Family Night Out programs together with their family*

    To enroll a youth, sign up here:

    Youth / Family Enrollment 

    Mentors will**:

    • 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 youth 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, sign up here:Become a Mentor! 

    For any questions, please contact:

    Brandon Summers

    Mentoring Program Coordinator
    801-851-8475 | brandon.summers@usu.edu
    385-233-7505 | 4hleadership@gmail.com

    *4-H Mentoring families are expected to attend 50% (6 per year) of the Family Night Out activities. These are typically held on Monday 
    evening or on Saturday.
    **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. 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.