Conexiones

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Two students read with a young boy.
What is _____?: 

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. Pick either of the below to start volunteering!

 

Home Visits

Volunteers go in pairs to read with the families in their homes.

Volunteer Commitment: Volunteers visit families an average of once a week.

 

Provo Peaks Elementary

Volunteers are paired with English language learners who struggle reading in English. Duties depend on the individual needs of each struggling student. Click Here to Reserve a Spot

Volunteer Commitment: Volunteers commit to at least one weekly 30min slot

 

 

 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Levi Harmon

Executive Director

(801) 372-8968

Fri. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Moroni Ayala

(206) 641-4730

Thurs. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Nathan Brown

(509) 951-4737

Fri. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

 

Caleb Summerhays

(801) 624-0385

Thurs. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

 

Tyler Jensen

(208) 595-8941

Mon. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Derek Romney

(801) 971-7244

Wed. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter

 

Time Commitment 

1 - 1.5 hours a week

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

Contact the program directors at conexiones@byu.edu to get involved. To fill out a Background Check, bring your driver’s license or passport with you to either 2010 or 2330 WSC.

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

 

 

Experiences: 

Experiences

I am so grateful for the opportunity that Conexiones gave me to get to know and serve the family I worked with. Going to their house to read their kids or help them with their homework became the highlight of my week. It was such a nice break from school and work to just connect with this family and see how I could use the language I learned on my mission to make a difference at home. They fed us authentic Venezuelan food almost every week and I even had the privilege of being a witness for their son’s baptism when he turned eight. Thank you Conexiones for the invaluable experience!

-Cole Anderson