Creating a pathway to success for vulnerable students


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 to students overcoming obstacles to success.

Schools Served:

All Cincinnati Public Schools

Mentoring program includes:

One-to-One Mentoring

Matches an adult mentor with a student in grades 2-12. This is a one-year commitment of one hour weekly contact with your student.

Group Mentoring

This program offers exceptional flexibility. A team of mentors shares the responsibility of meeting with a group of students on a regular basis. Programs vary based on mentors’ and students’ needs. Examples include:

  • After school programs like CYC Girls Club
  • Weekly community events like Saturday Hoops  basketball, physical fitness, art, food, and lots of positive role modeling, every Saturday morning, January thru May! Learn more at the Facebook page.

Worksite Mentoring

Partners local businesses and corporations with a group of students. Programs vary based on businesses’ and students’ needs. Current worksite mentoring programs include:

  • Bringing students to the work campus once a month to focus on college access and career development
  • Bringing mentors into the schools to focus on positive role modelling and academic improvement

How to become a mentor:

If you are age 18 or older,

  1. Complete the online volunteer application
  2. Submit background check
  3. Attend two-hour orientation

To discuss worksite mentoring opportunities for your company, contact Volunteer Manager Cheri Jordan: | 513.363.5243

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