4-H Mentoring: Youth and Families with Promise Mission
The mission of 4-H Mentoring: Youth and Families with Promise is to increase the developmental assets of youth, ages 10-14, and their families. This is accomplished by utilizing the following culturally appropriate, youth development strategies:
One –To – One and Group Mentoring
Volunteer mentors work directly with youth to build academic and social skills. One - to - one and group mentoring allows youth the opportunity to spend time with a caring adult while focusing on activities that interests both the adult volunteer and youth. Academic achievements improve by mentors assisting youth with homework assignments and study skills.
4-H activities and club participation serves to enhance social competencies through leadership, community service, and group projects. The 4-H club provides an opportunity for youth to participate in their community and receive a sense of belonging and acceptance among their peers. 4-H involvement provides mastery in leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
Family Night Out
Once a month, families, mentors, and youth participating in the 4-H Mentoring YFP program come together for an enjoyable “ Family Night out” activity. Activities are designed to foster family bonds through experiential learning activities where youth and family members spend quality time together in a fun, safe learning environment.
- Improve academic performance
- Enhance social competencies
- Strengthen family bonds
- Increase developmental assets
- Decrease juvenile delinquency