Your Support Goes Far

When you donate online to Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring, you join our cause and directly support the children in our community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.

Donating Pays Dividends

Research shows that our mentoring works. Children matched to a mentor in our programs show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families and they’re 52% less likely to skip school.

Your financial support helps us provide our programs and services right here in your local community—so we can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Roughly 92% of every dollar you give goes directly to making and supporting matches between kids and mentors. 


Your financial support starts lots of things, like:

  • recruiting new mentor to volunteer their time and talents
  • covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match kids to mentors
  • enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every child, volunteer and family
  • providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for the children in our programs

Become a part of the Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring family today.  Donate now >


Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring needs YOU.

Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring receives 60% of our funding from private donations. Support from individuals like you is vital to provide mentors for children in our community.

And we know the children need them. It isn’t easy being a kid these days. In these complex and confusing times, children need a caring adult to be a mentor and a friend — someone they can talk to, have fun with, and learn from.

Research shows that our mentoring works. Kids with a mentor show real differences in their personal and academic lives. Here in Mid-Ohio, an evaluation is done every year.  Last year the following is what was reported by our volunteers, teachers, and parents about the kids in our program:

  • 84% of the children were reported to have increased their self-confidence
  • 83% were said to be able to express thier feelings better
  • 86% were reported to be able to show more trust toward their parent and volunteer
  • 66% had a better attitude toward school
  • 58% actually increased thier school performance
  • 60% got along better with their peers and families

Donate.

Donating will help to:

  • Recruit new mentor to volunteer their time and talents
  • Cover the costs of background checks and insurance, while ensuring trained professionals match children to caring and responsible mentors
  • Offer ongoing supervision and support for every matched pair
  • Provide cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for the children in our programs

No matter how much you give, donating will improve the lives of young people in our community. Your donation will help them meet the challenges of growing up into happy, confident, and caring young adults.

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