4-H Mentoring

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    4-H Mentoring of Utah County is a program which began in 2001 and is designed for youth, ages 9-15, 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.

    See some of our activities here: Click here

    Our program has 4-H staff who oversee site locations across Utah County. Site locations include:
    • American Fork/Pleasant Grove (Taylor Child - 4h.utahvalleynorth@gmail.com)
    • Lindon/North Orem (Monique Dalton - aspen4h@gmail.com)
    • Central Orem (Ellie Agnew - genevamentoring@gmail.com)
    • South Orem (Estela Bradley - westmore4hmentoring@gmail.com)
    • West/Central Provo (Brittany Allen - ameliaearhart4h@gmail.com)
    • South Provo (Cheryl Rodriguez - cherylrdrgz5@gmail.com)
    • Springville (Olivia Gruwell - hobblecreek.4h@gmail.com)
    • Spanish Fork (Jaime Carter - 4hmentoring.park@gmail.com)

    We are committed to providing an environment which fosters belongingindependencegenerosity and mastery among mentors, youth, and families. The four essential elements of positive youth development. 

    Mentors are a major part of their mentee's life. They provide stability and a caring relationship for their mentees. They provide their kids with 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 activity each month is sponsored by 4-H)
    • Attend monthly 4-H sponsored Mentor/Mentee (M&M) activities
    • Attend monthly Family Night Out programs together with their family

    To enroll a youth, sign up here and a 4-H site coordinator will reach out to you: 

    Youth/Family Enrollment 

    Interested in enrolling your child? Learn more here:

    Family Packet

    To become a mentor, you will 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. 

    Mentors will:

    • Be a mentor to a child  (ages 9 - 15) in Utah County
    • Be a guide, advocate, friend and role model. You are not tutor, counselor, or social worker. 
    • Help your mentee feel a sense of belonging, develop independence, understand the importance of generosity, and master new skills
    • Introduce your mentee to new and different environments
    • Attend the monthly 4-H sponsored activity for you and your mentee
      • Examples include recreational activities, service related events, or educational learning
    • Give an hour of time each week for a minimum of one year
    • Meet 4 times per month (usually once each week) with the youth you mentor

    Are you interested in impacting the life of a youth near you? Sign up below. 

    Become a Mentor!

    Why is having a mentor so important? Learn about the impact of mentoring https://www.mentoring.org/mentoring-impact/

     


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    For any questions, please contact:

    Brandon Summers

    Brandon Summers

    4-H Mentoring Program Coordinator
    385-268-6534 | brandon.summers@usu.edu