Our missionOur mission is to provide youth with guidance, support and encouragement to make positive decisions that lead to a successful life.

Guiding Light Mentoring

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Ways to help

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
Our stories
Home After 9 Months of Help

Home After 9 Months of Help

Thanks from Mikayla's Family

Thanks from Mikayla's Family

Daniela's Story

Daniela's Story

Tristyn's Story

Tristyn's Story

A Message from Jaleel's Mom

A Message from Jaleel's Mom

Devin's Story

Devin's Story

Twin Parents Find Friendship

Twin Parents Find Friendship

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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