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Reach and Rise Mentoring

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YMCA of Greater Cincinnati (Carl H. Lindner Impact Center)

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Program Description

Reach and Rise is a national, therapeutic 1:1 mentoring program that serves youth ages 6-18. 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 Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a passion for working with youth and teens
  • Provide 1 to 1 mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.
  • Be able to make a 12-month commitment to your mentee
  • Be available to meet once a week for at least one hour
  • Must complete a background check and Mentor Training
  • Must be open-minded, dependable, responsible adult who wants to share new interests and experiences with you and teens

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About YMCA of Greater Cincinnati (Carl H. Lindner Impact Center)


1425 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45214, US

Mission Statement

The YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


At the YMCA, we focus on transforming lives and helping each other achieve goals. We also emphasize making new friends and connecting with our community. The words achievement, belonging, and relationships are intertwined in all we do. Our group exercise classes, gyms, and pools help strengthen physical bodies. However, the Y strives to also strengthen the mind and spirit.
The Y supports the community and seeks to provide the necessary resources to improve and achieve one’s goals. At the YMCA, we are focused on providing the best possible care for your little ones. This can be through our daily childcare opportunities or our summer camp programs. Our childcare programs focus on building essential skills based on age groups and helping your child grow into a well-rounded adult. We have a faculty full of caretakers that will nurture and care for your child while providing them with a learning environment full of fun. Our childcare programs are sure to give your child a strong start and safe place to develop and grow into successful adults.
The Y is a committed and diverse community. It inspires people and families of all ages to achieve their hopes, dreams, and goals. We make an effort to make sure you are in a safe, caring, and vibrant environment.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


1425 Linn St.Cincinnati, OH 45214




  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 month commitment, 1 day a week, 1-3 hours a week
  • Dependable, Respectful, Open-minded, Positive energy!!

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