IYDE (Institute of Youth Development & Excellence)

2232 Stratford Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-1202
Phone 513-297-3955
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Our mission To assist communities in developing increased capacity to establish and maintain effective youth development programs based on mentorship and positive character development.

IYDE (Institute of Youth Development & Excellence)

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Ways to help

Office Volunteer

You will have the opportunity to commit for any number of days per week, per month to assist with various office tasks from answering phones to send out mailings, from doing inventory of materials to preparing materials for a program or event. We prefer that you are comfortable using various commonly used programs in the computer.
  • One-time
  • Office work
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Camp Assistant

This opportunity allows you to participate every day during a week or two-week camp.You will have the opportunity to assist with various activities including games and crafts, food preparation, kitchen management, child supervision, drop off and pick up.
  • Weekly
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Event Staff

This opportunity allows you to participate on a one time basis per event in the capacity of set up or clean up staff, registration staff, food server, food preparation, gopher, greeter, etc,) Events range from 2 to 6 hours.
  • One-time
  • Event support
  • Formal

Retreat Assistant

You will have the opportunity to assist in setting up, cleaning, cooking and kitchen management, setting up activities and moderating group activities.
  • One-time
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends
Ways to help youth thrive


Becoming a mentor is one of the most significant things you can do in your life. Only when you have seen and felt the impact of positively changing a youth’s life will you fully recognize the importance of your service. Becoming a mentor means that you take the responsibility of being the best coach and guide you can, and that starts with education. Once trained, you will be an asset to any mentoring program you choose to join, or we can help you put together a team of mentors for your community.
  • Education, Emotional, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One Student
  • Academically at Risk, Enrichment, Low Income Household
  • Nonprofit
  • Individuals
  • 1 School Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • In-depth
How you help With your help, we help communities overcome typical challenges faced with starting, developing and maintaining effective youth programs with a customized turn-key solution. We combine the best of mentoring, character development and individual and group activities.
About us The Institute of Youth Development and Excellence (IYDE) is a non-profit organization that has developed effective and efficient programs and methods that help effect positive character change in youth, through mentoring. We build relevance in the lives of the youth through experiential learning and an understanding of the issues the youth face.
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