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*This program is not currently running but will resume in fall semester*

What is Conexiones?

Conexiones connects Hispanics to the community by facilitating improved English reading and appreciation within Latino families. Spanish-speaking ability is helpful but not necessary!

Home Visits: Volunteers go in pairs to tutor and read with Spanish and Portuguese-speaking families in their homes.

Provo Peaks Elementary: Volunteers are paired with English language learners who struggle to read in English. Duties depend on the individual needs of each struggling student.

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How do I get involved?

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Description: Volunteers will be teaching English to Spanish-speaking families in their homes or at Provo Peaks Elementary School.

Volunteer Commitment: For home visits, Volunteers will visit their families once a week on average. Volunteers at Provo Peaks Elementary will sign up for a weekly 30-minute slot.

Step 1:

Send an email and express your interest to the program directors at conexiones@byu.edu to get involved.

Step 2:

Please complete this mandatory 25-minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with the children at school or in the home.

Step 3:

If you'd like to tutor students in the home, you will also need to fill out a BYU Background check before volunteering. Please follow this link and find the "Background Check Request form" to get started. Honor code standing will also be checked.

BECOME A LEADER

Volunteer Leader Description: There are two leadership positions: Executive Director and Program Director. A program only has one Executive Director, but multiple program directors. Leaders are generally responsible for overseeing recruitment, retention, and reflection with volunteers. They also coordinate service with community partners and ensure their program runs smoothly. Volunteer leaders may also share the responsibilities of volunteers as outlined in the Volunteer Description. For more information on the responsibilities, visit our section on Leadership Opportunities!

Volunteer Leader Commitment: Volunteer Leaders have a monthly 1-hour team meeting to discuss needs and make plans for the program.

STEP 1:

Apply to become a leader by completing one of the applications below:

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Directors

Available by email at conexiones@byu.edu

Ben Ivins, Executive Director

(801) 793-0429
Office Hour: (Not Running Spring and Summer)

Anna Ames

(720) 757-4163

Logan Smith

(512) 579-7806