4-H Mentoring

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What is _____?: 

What is 4-H Mentoring?

College-age mentors meet one-on-one with a youth each week to teach them how to make appropriate decisions, resolve conflicts peacefully and improve interpersonal skills. 


Activities are planned by the mentor according to various interests and your schedule. It's very flexible! Twice a month there are also group activities, one for all mentors and their mentees, and another to which the families are invited as well. 


Mentors meet 1-2 hours a week according to the mentor's schedule. Mentors should commit to one full year. This shows the child consistency. Mentor can write letters/call/text if expected to be out of Utah for an extended amount of time. Don't let being away for spring/summer semesters keep you from signing up! 


We are always looking for Spanish speaking mentors as well! 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Jared Dyer

(801) 358-5724


Madeline Betenson

(801) 837-2730


Active Semesters

Fall   Winter   Spring   Summer


Time Commitment

Mentors should commit to one full year.



How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

Come visit us during our office hour to get started. If you have questions and cannot make it to one of our office hours, contact us at 4hmentoring@byu.edu.


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


Activity ideas for current mentors can be found on this Google Doc.



I work with a young boy, fourteen years old, and without father and mother he does well for school, and life. My main duty is to befriend and love him.
-Andrew Grisson (2017)