For 20 years BYU Law has partnered with the Provo School District to provide the Law School Sixth Grade Mentoring Program (“6GM”).
6GM provides 6th graders an opportunity to take time out of their schedule to get acquainted with the law school and to better understand higher education and the benefits of attending college.
Through 6GM law students are paired with a 6th grader to allow for a one-on-one relationship helping the 6th grader to learn about the law process, get one-on-one help with school work, and establishing a relationship with a law school mentor while being on campus.
In return law students receive an opportunity to have a real lasting impact on the life of a child while providing service to the local community.
6GM is a great way to serve, without taking too much time out of the law student’s schedule or leaving campus. The 6th graders and law mentors meet once a week on Tuesdays at 12:00 throughout the school year. We begin a few weeks into the semester to give the law students time to settle in, and then we end the semester a few weeks before finals to provide law students ample time to prepare for finals, taking time off during placement breaks.
Some of the 6GM activities the students and mentors participate in are: Bean Life Science Museum tour, career day, campus scavenger hunt, mock law class, mock trial, mock negotiation, and pizza parties.
Join us for a year of fun, friendship, and service!
6GM Training Meeting
12pm, September 10, 2019 (Room 306)
Who Can Participate in 6GM?
BYU Law students, spouses of law students, BYU undergraduate students, and friends from the community are all welcome and encouraged to participate and be Mentors! Please contact either of the Co-Presidents or Cora Barrett with any questions.