Youth Mentoring (AMP)

Amplifying Youth Connections through Mentoring

Our Amplified Mentoring Program supports positive youth outcomes by building trusting relationships between youth and healthy adults and by teaching life skills that foster growth and self-sufficiency

“My favorite thing about my mentor is that she tells me not to give up. When she says that I really believe in myself.”

Current Mentee

Reliable, caring relationships with adults provide youth with the additional support they need to develop into successful members of our community. When youth know someone cares about them and recognizes their contributions, they are more likely to develop their skills, make healthy choices, and achieve self-sufficiency.

The Amplified Mentoring (AMP) provides group and one-to-one mentoring opportunities for youth in Salt Lake County. Group mentoring programs are provided in partnership with local schools and community centers. Youth participate in 10 to 12 workshops with an AMP professional mentor to learn skills for managing difficult feelings, creating healthy friendships and refusing negative peer pressure.

After completing the group mentoring program, eligible youth can be matched with a trained volunteer mentor. Youth meet with their one-to-one mentor 6 to 8 hours a month for 9 months with ongoing support from AMP professional staff. This is a community-based mentorship. Mentoring activities can include talking, hiking, going to a movie, learning a new skill, working on personal goals, and more.

Mentee Eligibility

  • Ready to share, learn, and make new connections in the Salt Lake community
  • 10 to 17 years old
  • Willing to meet with a mentor 6 to 8 hours a month
  • Parent/ guardian permission
  • Complete a screening process

Mentor Eligibility

  • Willing to meet with a mentee 6 to 8 hours for 9 months
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Complete a screening process

                 Apply to Become a Mentor                  

"All some kids need is an adult they can count on, someone they can trust. To listen without judging. To set aside time just for them. To just show up. It's that simple. And as you continue to be there, you'll find that while you're trying to teach them about their potential and change their life, they'll teach you something about yourself and change yours."

Current Mentor
For inquiries please contact Ki Cable, Amplified Mentoring Coordinator
Phone: (801) 364-0744 ext. 723
kierra.cable@voaut.org