Impact

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Two girls talk to each other in the grass.
What is _____?: 

What is Impact?


Impact is a big brother/big sister program that matches a pair of volunteers (one male/one female) with an at-risk student age 13-18. Each week, the volunteers become mentors by spending around 1 hour with the teen, during which they participate in an uplifting and encouraging activity of their choice. Also, a monthly group activity for all teens and their mentors is held. Volunteers aim is to be a friend, example and support to the teen.

 

Volunteer Commitment: 1-2 hours per week.

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Austin Brown

(801) 854-0147

Thurs 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

 

John Bills

(801) 842-3542

 

Reed Richter

(832)-431-0951

 

Corrine Richter

(832) 403-6001

Wed 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

Carlee Coulson

(208) 713-9594

Fri 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

 

Sam Halterman

(203) 752-7754

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter   Spring   Summer

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


Thank you for your interest in Impact! If you want to volunteer or are just interested in knowing more about the program, come be trained in the Y-Serve Office (WSC 2330).
 
 
Contact any of the Program Directors or e-mail us to schedule a time for the training (it takes about 15 minutes).
 
 
​Also:

Bring your driver's license or passport with you to 2010 or 2330 WSC to fill out a background check. If you have questions, contact the program directors by phone or by email at impact@byu.edu.

 

Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with this program. 

Experiences: 

Experiences

Over the past two years, I've mentored a boy, now 16. We've been through a lot together. Hikes, arcades, baking, bike repairs, games in the park, and more. I've been scared to death as he sat behind the wheel of my car practicing how to drive so he could get his license but it wasn't until he called me asking what type of shaving cream to buy that it hit me. He hasn't had much of a father figure in his life, so of course what was he looking for? I don't feel adequatre to fill that role, but I sure do love that boy.

-Austin Brown (2017)