4-H MENTORING: YOUTH AND FAMILIES WITH PROMISE
4-H Mentoring: Youth and Families with Promise is a national program designed to increase the developmental assets of youth, ages 10-14, and their families. This is accomplished by implementing the following culturally appropriate, youth development strategies:
One-to-One and Group Mentoring
Volunteer mentors work directly with youth to build academic and social skills. One-to-one and group mentoring allows youth the opportunity to spend time with the caring adult while focusing on activities that interests both the adult volunteer and youth. Academic achievements improve by mentors assisting youth with homework assignments and study skills.
Participation in 4-H clubs and activities serves to enhance social competencies through leadership, community service, and group projects. The 4-H club provides an opportunity for youth to be an active part of their community and receive a sense of belonging and acceptance among their peers. Involvement in 4-H provides mastery in leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
Family Night Out
Once a month, families, mentors, and youth participating in the 4-H Mentoring YFP program come together for an enjoyable "Family Night Out" activity. These family events are designed to foster family bonds through experiential learning activities where youth and family members spend quality time together in a fun, safe learning environment.
- Improve academic performance
- Enhance social competencies
- Strengthen family bonds
- Increase developmental assets
- Increase positive youth development