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Mentoring

Help young people on the road to a bright future

We give at-risk children caring, enduring, one-to-one relationships that change their lives. Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Just a few hours each week can make a big difference in the life of a child. Or maybe you’d like to invest in a child’s future with a gift that supports our mentoring program. Your gift will help provide a carefully trained, screened and matched mentor for a child. Our mentors help children envision a better future, improve communication with their families and friends and feel loved and supported. But it doesn’t stop there. City Gospel Mission provides our mentors with ongoing support, training, coaching and resources to help make the mentoring relationship long-lasting.

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Mentors make a difference

A study by a nonprofit research group shows that mentored youth are 52% less likely to skip school, 46% less likely to use drugs, and 33% less likely to engage in acts of violence.

Whiz Kid Sabrina recently was asked by her eighth-grade teacher to list three heroes for a writing assignment. Here is what she wrote…

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Our Approach

We care about Cincinnati’s children and their future. We offer a wide variety of programs for youth, but most importantly, we help establish and support relationships between youth and Christ-centered, caring mentors. We seek to be personally accessible to support mentors, and help mentors make the deepest most long-lasting impact possible in a child’s life.

Stories of Hope

Cortaize: A head in the clouds and also in a book

  10-year-old Cortaize wants to fly to the NBA right now. His Whiz Kids tutor, Mark, is trying to keep him grounded for now. This is representative of Mark’s challenge…

Real kids. Real growth. Real hope.

  Longer days and more time outside. It’s that time of year when we gather together with our partners and supporters for our annual spring fundraiser to create real life-change…

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