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iC.A.R.E. Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: Red Oak Behavioral Health

  • 14 people are interested

Want to make a difference in the life of a local student?

iC.A.R.E. Mentoring, a program of Red Oak Behavioral Health, matches caring adults to mentor one student, for one hour, once a week, for one school year. Our volunteers work with K-12 students in the Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Tallmadge public schools. We support our volunteers with training, supplies, and a comprehensive curriculum workbook that covers important skills such as goal setting, resilience, and self confidence.

Why mentor?

Youth of all ages benefit from having a relationship with a caring and consistent adult role model.
Student with a mentor are:

  • 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor.
  • 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school.
  • 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.

( National Mentoring Partnership)

Ready to learn more?

Sign up for a 30 minute virtual information session to learn the basics of iC.A.R.E., what you can expect as a mentor, and much more.

Please contact Celeste Tannenbaum, iC.A.R.E. Recruitment Coordinator, at ctannenbaum@redoakbh.org or (330) 815-2614 with any questions.

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About Red Oak Behavioral Health


611 W. Market St, Akron, OH 44303, US

Mission Statement

WE CHANGE LIVES by partnering with the community and those in need of behavioral health services.


We are a community mental health center that provides services that meet you where you are. We are advocates for children, youth, and adults, and provide professional and compassionate care using best practices and trauma-informed approaches.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Akron, OH 44303



  • Mentoring
  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • iC.A.R.E. Mentors commit to meet with one student once a week, for one hour, for one or more school years.
  • We conduct provide training and a curriculum for mentors to use and conduct background checks at no cost to volunteers. (Not all offenses disqualify your participation, please reach out with any questions!)

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