4-H Mentoring YFP

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 implementing 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 the 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

Participation in 4-h clubs and activities serves to enhance social competencies through leadership, community service, and group projects. The 4-H club provides an opportunity for youth to be an active part of their community and receive a sense of belonging and acceptance among their peers. Involvement in 4-H 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. These family events 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.

Program Goals

Short-term Goals

  • Improve academic performance
  • Enhance social competencies
  • Strengthen family bonds

Long-term Goals

  • Increase developmental assets
  • Decrease juvenile delinquency 

Staff and Mentor Resources