Mentors provide a critical, consistent nurturing relationship for a child.

Most members of a youth's support team are paid professionals, which by its nature, leads to staffing changes and even more transition for a child. Mentors can provide a long-term, foundational, nurturing relationship and be a constant factor in a child's life helping the child to heal.

There are many great programs for mentoring foster youth. Mentoring typically requires a commitment of 1-2 hours a week; length of commitment requested differs by organization.



HEMI - Higher Education Mentoring Initiative - High school and college aged, focused solely on Hamilton County foster youth.

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) - Grades 2-12, and college freshmen, primarily from Cincinnati Public Schools, including youth in foster care.

Lighthouse Youth Services - At-risk youth under 24, including youth in foster care.

Big Bothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati

Northern Kentucky

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Loveland, OH 45140 was created and is maintained by LYFT Learning to facilitate involvement in the lives of children in foster care in the Greater Cincinnati area. It is not necessarily endorsed by any group listed here.

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