The HEMI PREP (Higher Education Mentoring Initiative, Prioritizing, Resiliency, Education and Preparation) is a mentoring program that expands the current HEMI program and provides foster youth in Cincinnati Public Schools with mentors. Students in CPS grades 9-12 need mentors that will support foster youth through their high school years in order to embrace life beyond emancipation and develop postsecondary plans.
HEMI PREP mentors will meet regularly with program youth providing guidance and support aligned with CPS’ college and career readiness initiatives, character education and developing assets. Suggested activities and curriculum will be provided. Mentors will have an opportunity to attend monthly "meet-ups", Scholars’ Dinner, Health and Wellness event and other activities with their mentee.
Mentors meet with youth 1 hour per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Other times outside of the school day may be an option).
- Performance Management
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour per week
- BCI and FBI Background Checks paid for by HEMI PREP