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Involvapalooza and Ways to Serve at BYU

This Thursday and Friday (Sept. 6 and 7) BYUSA will put on the Involvapalooza. This event, which will be from 12-2 PM at Brigham Square, will not only have free food, a Ferris wheel, a rock wall, and info on clubs and organizations at BYU, but will showcase the many service programs that BYU’s Y-Serve office coordinates. It is amazing how many ways there are to serve at BYU and how many service programs involve teaching and tutoring (perfect for us as future teachers!). While the start of a new semester can be hectic, service is one of the ways we can significantly improve our BYU experience, and the Involvapalooza is an excellent way to learn about the different service opportunities. The following is just a sampling of some of the teaching- and tutoring-based service opportunities you will find at the Involvapalooza:

Project Youth

TOPS: TOPS stands for Tutor Outreach Provo Schools. Become a classroom aide in an elementary, junior, or high school based on the volunteer’s preference. For this program, you have to sign up within the first two weeks of the semester, so if you want to do it, do it soon!

Project Youth: Lead fifth and sixth grade students from Title 1 schools around campus to expose them to a college environment in an annual event.

Independence High School: Teach and mentor at-risk students during and after school once a week.

Tutoring: If you did well in a class, you can sign up to be a tutor for another BYU student who wants a tutor for a specific subject.

Seeds of Success: As a volunteer, you are paired up with a student from the community who needs help in a certain subject. All tutoring done is on BYU campus.

Provo Youth Mentoring: Meet with an at-risk student once a week to help them with their schoolwork and be a good role model.

Head Start: Help in a preschool for low-income families.

South Franklin Community Center: Tutor, coach, or teach music lessons to members of the community.

Family Literacy Program: Help people of various ages to achieve literacy.

Teaching and Loving Children: Be a teaching aide in a special needs classroom.

For more information on each of these programs, make sure to attend the
Involvapalooza this Thursday and Friday. One word of advice: Don’t be scared to sign up for any of the programs even if you aren’t sure if you want to do it or not. Most programs will give you more information before you need to make a sure commitment. If you can’t make it to the Involvapalooza, you can go to to find information for each program.


One thought on “Involvapalooza and Ways to Serve at BYU

  1. Thanks for posting this Chantelle! Much love for the McKay School. We’d love to have you write for us, you’re great — send an email to the Yserve office!

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