Brighter Horizons

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Two female students wearing gloves are cleaning children's toys
What is _____?: 

What is Brighter Horizons?

This program provides a wide range of service opportunities for teenagers in state facilities and correctional institutions. As a volunteer, you mentor these teens to help them develop a love for service and a desire to serve and contribute positively in their communities.


Volunteer Commitment: Service activities are typically on Saturdays. We usually meet at Jamba Juice in the Wilkinson Center. We send out an email with the specific times and locations before each activity. 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Zachary Griffin

(801) 513-4880

Tues 10:00 AM-11:00 AM


Elizabeth Ericksen

(385) 419-2361

Thurs 1:00 PM-2:00 PM


Ethan Crawford

(801) 448-4480

Mon 12:30 PM-1:30 PM


Emily Haws

(385) 289-9376

Fri 9:30 AM-10:30 AM


Kurt Schimmelbusch

(503) 381-0382

Fri 1:30 PM-2:30 PM


Active Semesters

Fall   Winter   Spring   Summer


Time Commitment

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How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

Bring your driver’s license or passport with you to 2010 or 2330 WSC to fill out a Background Check. If you have any questions, contact them by email at

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




A couple of weeks ago, we were able to make decorations to take to the hospital with the girls. That morning I had gotten up super early to study and was pretty stressed about an upcoming midterm. As we served I just felt super happy. That hour and a half really gave me the boost I needed for the rest of the day.

-Zach Griffin (2017)