Help put young people on track for a bright future. Become a mentor.

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.

Our Impact

By the Numbers

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.

The Story of One

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

Our Mentoring Approach

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

If you have questions about mentoring, please contact our Mentor Development Director Kara Warden at kwarden@citygospelmission.org.