Child Safety

The safety and well-being of the children we serve is Mid-Ohio Youth Mentorings' highest priority. We strive to achieve the highest quality possible in matching a child to a caring volunteer mentor, and in providing ongoing professional support services to our children, parents, and volunteers.

To help ensure child safety, Mid-Ohio Youth Mentorings - Standards of Excellence require the following steps to be taken:

Each volunteer must complete a thorough screening process that includes :

  • Completion of a formal written application
  • A criminal history record check on the local, state and national level
  • A Social Security number verification
  • A Motor Vehicle Dept. and Drivers License Check
  • References Checks
  • An in-person interview
  • An assessment of their home environment (for community-based mentoring)
  • A professional assessment of their appropriateness to volunteer with a child
  • An orientation and training process that outlines the individualized needs of your child and provides information and resources on how to encourage your child's healthy development

Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring also provides child safety tips to you and your child, and we welcome your questions and feedback. Throughout the life of the match, our professional staff will be in ongoing communication with you, your child, and your child's Mentor. Our staff and your child’s Mentor, with your support, are committed to the healthy growth and development of your child.