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Reach & Rise 1:1 Mentoring

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YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

The Y

Build a better future for youth, ages 6-17, by helping them reach their full potential. Reach and Rise is a national, 1:1 mentoring program that serves youth ages 6-17. The purpose of the program is to provide youth with positives experiences that help them to value relationships, develop useful problem solving skills, strengthen familial interactions, have a sense of belonging, and effectively process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. The overarching goal of the program is to positively impact the lives of young people; while empowering them to envision and pursue extraordinary and fulfilling futures.

Reach & Rise is a research based program that provides comprehensive 15+ hour mentor training curriculum, an established protocol for matching mentors and mentees, and weekly face-to-face meetings lasting for the duration of 12 - 24 months. The program also incorporates personalized growth plans for youth and families, ongoing mentor/mentee support (including structured group activities and support groups), case management, and supportive procedures for the closure of matches.

Mentor and Mentee will determine schedule and time for their meetings.

While Reach and Rise Mentoring program has existed for many years, the opportunity to connect with and encourage youth during the pandemic even through a virtual connection, has provided deep support and meaning that all youth and adults need during this difficult period.

To learn more about becoming a Reach and Rise Mentor or to inquire about other ways you can volunteer for this program, schedule an INTERVIEW.

To learn more and to schedule an interview, go to

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About YMCA of Greater Cincinnati


1105 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, US

Mission Statement

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build health spirit, mind and body for all.


We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. By offering affordable child care to families, by developing sports and aquatics programs that positively engage youth, by helping adults live healthier lifestyles, and through a variety of other programs that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body. People of all ages and walks of life come to the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati because they know that we are here for them, as we have been for over 160 years.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Carl H. Lindner YMCA,1425B Linn StreetCincinnati, OH 45214



  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 Hours a week, for one year, on weekdays or weekends
  • 15 hour training

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