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We are committed to providing an environment which fosters belonging, independence, generosity and mastery (BIG M) 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.
- 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*
4-H Mentoring families are expected to attend 50% (6 per year) of the Family Night
Out Activities. These are typically held on Monday evenings or on Saturdays.
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.
- Be a mentor to a child in Utah County
- Be a guide, advocate, friend and role model
- 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
- 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.
Become a mentor!
Find mentoring resources here: Mentor Packet