Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.“
~ Frederick Douglass
Reach your New Year’s Resolution to give back to Cincinnati. Join Club95, CYC’s new monthly giving club!
Celebrate CYC’s 95% graduation rate by joining Club95! With a minimum monthly gift of just $9.50, you are covering the costs of welcoming one new mentor every month. With nearly 100 students waiting to be matched, your gift makes life-changing relationships possible! Join Club95 today!
A Community Crisis
Cincinnati faces a crisis in childhood poverty. Over 44% of our city’s youth are confronted with overwhelming obstacles like incarcerated parents, abuse, and homelessness. This year alone, it is estimated that 24,000 students in Ohio will drop out of high school. These vulnerable youth face an uphill battle that can plague them throughout their entire lives. CYC students are saddled with serious obstacles that can impede their academic success and put them at tremendous risk for dropping out of high school.
A Proven Solution
CYC was founded upon a game-changing model that unites volunteers, school districts, and local businesses to create a network of support for our students. CYC empowers vulnerable children and young adults to overcome obstacles and succeed in education, career, and life.
In the 2014-15 academic year:
93% of high school students in CYC programs were promoted to the next grade
95% of senior students in CYC programs graduated from high school
69% of senior students in CYC programs transitioned to college
83% of senior students in CYC programs successfully transitioned to college, job or military
NEW: Our 2014 Community Impact Report is now available online.