YFP/4-H Mentoring Evaluation
Sport activities were also the most common activity that youths indicated they engaged in
with their mentor.
Participation in program activities ranged from three times a week to once a
When asked specifically about how often they met with their mentor, the most common
response was once a week.
Most youths reported that family members, particularly siblings, were involved in the
In fact, about 40% had siblings enrolled in the program.
About half (n=4) of the youths responding to the question “what do you think YFP is
supposed to help you with?” indicated that YFP is supposed to help them with schoolwork.
When asked how their mentor helps them, schoolwork (n=6) followed by being a positive
influence (n=2) were the most common responses provided by youths.
Only one youth reported
that his/her mentor did not help him/her. Though a number of youths did not respond, the
responses provided generally fit with the discussion in the Program Guide regarding how YFP is
supposed help youths.
Table 15. Youth Perceptions of Types of Help Provided by YFP
Type of Help
Number of times reported
Most youths reported that they liked YFP or that it was “good” (93%) and that they liked
their mentor (80%).
A few youths also indicated that they felt the program helped them, was
fun, and gave them things to do.
Youths reported that they liked their mentor because he/she
was fun, nice, helped them or was similar to them.
When asked to describe their relationship