Mentoring

Youth benefiMany helping boy with biket from supportive and caring relationships with older individuals who serve as a guide and role model. Many youth find these relationships naturally through their involvement in school, youth serving organizations like 4-H, families and communities. Youth mentoring programs are often designed to serve youth who do not find these relationships naturally. MSU Extension has more than 20 years of experience in creating supportive, long-term mentoring relationships. 4-H offers a range of mentoring programs including community-based, site-based, adult-youth, peer and small group mentoring. Our programs are based on youth mentoring quality program standards and best practices. Programs serve a variety of audiences including court-involved youth, youth living in foster care, children of prisoners, academically challenged youth and youth who face other challenges. 

To learn more about mentoring, visit Michigan 4-H.

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