Mentoring & Engagement Resources

Resources, orientations, trainings, and activities to enhance the mentorship experience for mentors and mentees

CYC Program Overviews

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Saturday Hoops
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Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates
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Girl's Club
Univ. of Cincinnati Med Mentors
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Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
PNC Scholars
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Public School Resource Coordination

Partner Program Overviews

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Cincinnati Reds Community Fund Scholars
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Preston Brown Foundation: Rally Champs
Knox Presbytarian Church: Mentoring Ministry
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Level Up Cincinnati
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Cincy Mentors Collaborative

New Volunteer Orientation

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Mentor Trainings

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Volunteering & Engagement Opportunities

June 2024
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Other Important Resources

Tips, Tricks, and Advocacy

Videos of best practices, thoughts from our experts, and quick tips to advance your mentoring experience for volunteers, mentees, and other programs

Mayor Purval on the
Importance of Mentoring
How CYC Define Mentoring
The Impacts of Mentoring

Frequently Asked Questions

What forms do I need to become a mentor at Cincinnati Youth Collaborative?

All prospective mentors are expected to submit the following:

  • New Volunteer Application (which you can find a link to at the top of this page)
  • A copy of your state issued driver license (taking a picture and emailing the the Mentor Administrator is fine)
  • A copy of your current car insurance (taking a picture and emailing the the Mentor Administrator is fine)
  • Completed background check (Check the button at the top of this page for the guide to walk your through that process)
What if I want to volunteer and not be a mentor?

There are a ton of volunteer opportunities outside of being a direct mentor. Check out the program overviews above to see which is best fit for you. Each page has a contact person where you can ask more questions as well.

What training and continued education does CYC offer for their mentors and volunteers?

There are 4 core trainings to complete:

  • General Youth Safety & Trauma Informed Care
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Relationship Development
  • Goal Management

These trainings can be completed virtually and in-person within a 30-day period.

View the calendar above for the next available trainings.

What if I have an event I'd like added to the calendar?

All events that directly benefit young people and caring adults that work directly with young people are welcome. Just following website below to the event submission form.

If you have any questions regarding the submission contact Bryan Hatcher at

If you have any questions about a specific event, click on the event to view the details where you will find the organizers’ contact preferred contact info