Our missionOur mission is to provide youth with guidance, support and encouragement to make positive decisions that lead to a successful life.
COVID-19 Impact Data
Volunteer hours lost150.0
Financial loss$17,500
COVID-19 Data Details
Type of lostAmountDateDescription
$ Program Revenue2,500month on MarchContract Work, speaking engagement, consultation, and event planning
Volunteer Hours Lost150month of MarchMentors being able to meet with their mentees
$ Event Fundraising15,000month of MarchSponsorship packets not being approved for month of March

Guiding Light Mentoring

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Mentor Volunteer

Be a trusted friend and guide to youth by developing a supportive relationship with them. Help ensure that the mentee develops important academic and life skills.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Ways to help youth thrive

Mentor

A mentor is a caring, responsible, adult volunteer who serves as a trusted friend and guide to our youth by developing a supportive relationship with them.  As a mentor, you help to ensure that your mentee develops important academic and life skills, is exposed to new opportunities and a wide array of resources, makes positive… See full description
  • Education, Emotional, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One Student
  • Academically at Risk, Foster Care, Mental Health
  • Volunteer's Choice
  • Individuals
  • 1 Full Year
  • 2 Hours/Week
  • Weekday Evenings, Weekends
  • In-depth

Group Mentor

Are you looking to give back to your community and have an impact on someone? Do you have a desire to help youth succeed? Well, look no further! Guiding Light is the place to give your service. If you are looking to impact many youth, consider becoming a group mentor. We provide the materials that… See full description
  • Education, Emotional, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same Small Group
  • Academically at Risk, Foster Care, Juvenile System, Mental Health
  • Community Center, Nonprofit
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • 1 Full Year
  • 2+ Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings
  • Moderate

Tutor

 Volunteer tutors will assist students with homework and/or classroom assignments two hours per week, either at Gabriel’s Place in Avondale (3618 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229) or Hughes High School (2515 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219). Volunteers are welcome to devote more than two hours per week of tutoring depending on their schedule. See full description
  • Education
  • Middle School, High School
  • Same One Student
  • Academically at Risk, Low Income Household, Mental Health
  • Nonprofit, School
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • 1 School Year
  • 2 Hours/Week
  • In-depth
How you helpOur objective is simple, yet impactful. We connect people with specific skills, experience, and knowledge with young people who are hungry for encouragement and guidance. Crucial to the success of this mentoring organization, are mentors who care about our youth and have a mutual respect by all involved - youth and adults.
About usGuiding Light is a mentoring organization dedicated to serving youth ages 8-18 in the Greater Cincinnati area by providing positive role models, teaching relationship skills, and developing moral character.
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