At CYC, we are committed not only to providing excellent support for Cincinnati-area students, but to serving as a model for mentoring programs nationwide. Before you sign up to volunteer with us, you might want to know: What makes us different?
CYC works closely with Cincinnati Public Schools to provide on-site coordinators for CYC's mentoring and tutoring programs. This partnership allows CYC coordinators to better facilitate the matching process and to monitor each mentor-mentee relationship. Daily, one-on-one interaction with students, faculty, and adult volunteers ensures that participating students in the program have a greater chance of graduating high school and progressing on to higher education.
Contemplating signing up as a volunteer for one of our award-winning programs? Hundreds of youth (grades 3-12) remain on the waiting list for mentors and tutors! There are many volunteer options at CYC; learn more about the programs to find your best fit:
One-to-one Mentoring: An adult mentor is matched with one student in grades 3 through 12. This is a one-year commitment with weekly contact. The program includes specific needs mentoring, such as children of an incarcerated parent(s).
Group Mentoring: A team of mentors shares responsibility of meeting with a group of boys or girls after school on a regular basis. Perfect for those volunteers who need flexibility.
Tutoring: Adult tutors meet with a student once a week to help and encourage academic growth in one or more subject areas. No experience necessary.
Corporations and Organizations:
Partners in Education: Companies and organizations are linked to particular schools to help expand and support academic programs and resources.
College Readiness and Success Programs:
College Access and Success
A program designed to get young people thinking about college as early as middle school and to support them all the way through post secondary. College Access assists students and their families in college planning and preparation including career exploration, academic planning, financial aid advisory, college advising, college campus tours, college exam preparation, and scholarship searches and preparation. College Success is provided through FIrst Degree, a program of supports and guidance for students' college experiences to make sure they successfully graduate and get the most out of their degree.
Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates
Assist high school students and dropouts with significant challenges, to graduate, and successfully make a planned transition from school to career. JCG career specialists focus on the social and work skills that are required for success in school and career. These include:
Integrating academic skills with job attainment, retention and advancement skills,
Developing and guiding individualized, achievable career plans,
Tutoring, mentoring and assisting with proficiency preparation,
Connecting with social services to meet individual needs,
Providing follow-up services to help overcome hurdles during
the year after graduation, and