4-H Mentoring

Belonging. Independence. Generosity. Mastery.

Youth Enrollment

Are you interested in learning more about if 4-H Mentoring is a good fit for your child? Please click on the link below to fill out an enrollment form. After submitting, a Mentoring Site Coordinator will contact you with more information and will be able to answer any questions you may have. 

  • Note that 4-H Mentoring only serves youth, ages 9-15, in Utah County
  • If you are interested in other 4-H Programming (STEM, FCS, Animals, Youth Leadership, etc.),
    please contact the 4-H Office at 385-268-6531

Enrollment Form     Family Packet


What is 4-H Mentoring? 

Utah County 4-H Mentoring is a nationally recognized program that began in 2001. The program focuses on positive youth development through mentoring, club activities, and family events. 

Mentoring: 

Youth meet weekly for about an hour with their mentor. Mentors are young adults who act as a role model, friend, guide, and advocate. All mentors are interviewed, reference checked, and fingerprint checked through the FBI national database. Your child will be matched with a mentor for a minimum of one year. Your 4-H site coordinator will introduce the mentor to you and your child before your child is officially matched. 
 
M&M (Mentor and Mentee):

M&M activities are planned once a month and paid for by the 4-H staff for all mentors in the program to bring their mentees.This is an opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet and befriend others in the program while enjoying recreational, service, or educational activities. 
 
Weekly Club:

4-H site coordinators provide weekly club meetings for about an hour afterschool. These are an opportunity for youth to get involved and meet others in the program. 


Family Events:

Family Night Out
Activities are planned and provided by the 4-H Mentoring staff. These activities provide fun opportunities for families to bond. All costs are covered by the 4-H. Activities have included ice skating, service projects, Butterfly Museum, sporting events, Clas Ropes Course, and more! 

Family Camp
This occurs every July. Families that attend, enroll and participate in a series of activities on an overnight camping trip in beautiful Alpine, WY. This is a fun and exciting family retreat!

Communicate with your Mentor and Site Coordinator

    • Each youth is assigned a young adult mentor. It is vital that you communicate with the mentor. Mentors will be meeting with their assigned youth each week. Your site coordinator (4-H Staff) will be communicating with you each month regarding activities and updates. Please be open in your communication with them. 

Youth meet weekly with their mentor

    • If you miss a week occasionally, that is not a big deal, if you communicate that to your assigned mentor. There will be weeks the mentor may not be able to come. Communication with your youth's mentor is important, and this is something we train each of our mentors on. 

Attend Family Night Out Activities 

    • We hold monthly FNO activities. Some months may have more than one. We ask that you attend at least six each year. These are typically on Monday evening or Saturday morning/afternoon. These are always fun and dinner is provided. 
    • Some examples of previous FNO activities include: ice skating, hiking, service projects, self-defense class, fitness day, and water games or parks. 
Brandon Summers: Program Director
brandon.summers@usu.edu

Mentoring Site locations (8 Sites - Utah County)
  • See "Directory" tab for details and contact information for each site
A mentor is defined as a trusted counselor or guide. A mentor is an individual, usually older, always more experienced, who helps guide an individual's development. A mentor's role is to guide, give advice, be an advocate, friend, and role model

Did you know?

1 in 3 young people will grow up with NO mentor in their life.

Research shows that kids matched with a mentor are:
  1. more confident
  2. more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
  3. do better in school
  4. get along better with their family and friends
  5. feel better about themselves
  6. experience fewer depressive symptoms
Learn more about the impact of mentoring HERE.