"Mentors are cheerleaders, advocates, tutors, and helpers to these children," says Maria Cholak, a mentor for nine and a half years. Basically, mentoring can be anything you want it to be. The Cincinnati Youth Collaborative matches you up with a student - the best fit for both you and your mentee. They will customize a relationship that works with your time schedule and your interests. The CYC only requires that you make one contact per week for a year. That contact can be over the phone, an email, a postcard, or face-to-face.
Any caring adult over 18 years of age can be a mentor. All you have to do is get an application either online at www.cycyouth.org or you can call CYC to have an application sent to you. That number is 513-475-4148.