Youth Mentoring

Amplifying Youth Connections Through Mentoring

Volunteers of America, Utah's Amplified Mentoring Program supports positive youth outcomes by building trusting relationships between youth and healthy adults and teaching life skills that foster growth and self-sufficiency.

Research shows the most consistent thing that moves youth out of risk-filled backgrounds to successful adulthood is a reliable caring adult in their life. When youth know that someone cares about them and they are recognized for their contributions, they are more likely to develop their skills, make healthy choices, and achieve self-sufficiency.

In addition to providing group mentoring workshops, AMP connects young people one-to-one with a trained volunteer mentor. Youth meet with their mentor 6 to 8 hours a month for 9 months with ongoing support from AMP professional staff.

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    Mentee Eligibility

    Individuals with parental/guardian consent, ages 12 to 17 years old who are willing to meeting with a mentor 6 to 8 hours a month must complete a screen process to enroll in the AMP program.

    Refer a Youth
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    Mentor Eligibility

    Individuals interested in becoming a mentor must be willing to meet with their mentee 6 to 8 hours a month for at least 9 months. They will need to pass a criminal background check as well as complete a screening process.

    Be a Mentor
For inquiries please contact Keeley Bierwolf, Program Coordinator
Phone: 801.792.4086
Keeley.Bierwolf@voaut.org