Provo Youth Mentoring

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A student and a young boy look into an exhibit of birds at a museum
What is _____?: 

What is Provo Youth Mentoring?


Provo Youth Mentoring provides mentors for elementary school students in the Provo School District to help with schoolwork and create positive relationships between mentors and students while having fun.

 

Volunteer Commitment: In addition to a one-time 40 minute training session, volunteers will be asked to make a commitment to one hour with their assigned student every week. 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Eric Olsen

(734) 645-7147

Fri 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

 

Berkeley Sirmans

(850) 508-9183

Wed 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

 

Taylor Johnson

(734) 476-9579

Mon 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

 

Craig Brailsford

(801) 372-3289

Fri 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

Nicholas Olsen

(734) 645-7307

Fri 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter

 

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


To get involved, attend one of our training meetings. Check our calendar to the right to see when the next meeting is coming up. Please bring valid photo ID when you attend a training in order to fill out a Background Check. If you have questions, please email us at ProvoYouthMentoring@byu.edu. This program runs during Fall and Winter semesters only.

 

Orientation Meetings in 1050 WSC:

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

Thursdays at 11:00 am

Fridays at 10:00 am

 

​If you are unable to make any of these meetings, please e-mail the program.

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

Experiences: 

Experiences

Being a part of PYM has been awesome! In the beginning I joined this program because I knew that I could exponentially influence a child for the rest of his life, but what I didn’t realize was how drastically that child would impact my life. I found that while I was formally making goals with and teaching my student he was informally teaching me. I learned how to work with kids, I learned how to laugh more and have fun, I learned to be resilient and strong when given difficult circumstances. I learned how to be a good example, and to be more humble. And lastly, in the end, I learned that I had made an amazing friend.

-Craig Brailsford (2018)