A Proven Solution

Empowering youth for over
35 Years

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 children and young adults to overcome obstacles and succeed in education, career, and life.

In the 2021-22 academic year:

CYC served over 4,000 students
93% of students served by CYC moved onto the next grade level
CYC students achieved a 95% graduation rate
There were over 1,200 volunteers serving our students

Lifetime Impact Data

CYC is constantly growing, serving more students, recruiting more volunteers, and working with more organizations every year. Over our 35 year history our impact data shows that we have:



Students Served




School Districts


Partner Organizations

A Proven Solution in A New Normal​

Recent data predict that learning loss in reading proficiency will reach 30% in the ’20-’21 school year, while learning loss in math will likely reach 50%, disproportionately impacting children of color. The effects on the overall emotional health of underserved students in the urban core is not yet known, though experts believe that this year will result in students experiencing challenges in ways not previously imagined. Therefore, it is clear that improving education support, particularly now, is an important social determinant of overall student health. CYC is committed to ensuring our young people have the skills and support to succeed.


Core Services

CYC offers a number of services to students and their families.

College and Career Success

#AlwaysCYC The Impact Preparing students to graduate high school and succeed in college.  Beginning in junior high and continuing through college, advisors guide students to plan and prepare for post-secondary opportunities. College Advisors work on-site in

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Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates

#AlwaysCYC The Impact 96% of JCG seniors graduated from High School in the 2021-22 school year. Through a one-credit high school elective, CYC career specialists keep at-risk students, including foster care youth, in school and on the path

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#AlwaysCYC The Impact Research shows that mentored students have better academic and attendance records, higher promotion rates/lower dropout rates, and increased levels of self-esteem. In just one hour or less a week, CYC mentors provide encouragement and guidance

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CYC 2020 Graduates

A Display of Dedication and Commitment


Become A Volunteer

Our team really needs volunteers to work with our students. Those who are willing and have the desire to help those in need. If you are ready to change the world for the better, we look forward to having you join us!


Thanks to a Few of Our Key Partners & Funders