Change your life by seeing the world through someone else’s eyes.
And change a child’s life by giving your time and heart. Help tutor and mentor at-risk kids. Their test scores radically improve, and most importantly, they begin to feel hope.
Serve at-risk kids and impact the life of a child during the school year. From weekly to as-needed, the time commitments are as varied as the roles. In Oakley, we partner with students from Rothenberg Academy and Pleasant Ridge Montessori. In Mason, we partner with Mason Early Childhood Center, Mason Intermediate and Western Row.
DAYTIME TUTORING (OAKLEY)
Help students (grades K-8) with reading or math during the school day at Rothenberg Academy or Pleasant Ridge Montessori. Time commitment is an hour a week.
AFTERNOON/EVENING TUTORING (OAKLEY AND MASON)
Help run this weekly program on Monday nights at Crossroads Oakley and Wednesday afternoons in Mason, where students (grades 2-6) receive tutoring and exposure to the arts and life lessons (and dinner in Oakley). Time commitment is every week. Opportunities include:
- Room Teacher
- Meal Prep/Server
- Large Group Programming
- Dinner Buddy
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If you’d like to become a Whiz Kids volunteer, please complete the required application via City Gospel Mission, our tutoring and mentoring partner. Note - you will need to select one of the following sites depending on your preferred location.
- Crossroads Oakley
- Mason - Early Childhood Center
- Mason - Intermediate
- Mason - Western Row (Elementary)
MENTORING (OAKLEY & MASON)
Build a relationship with an at-risk student (grades 2-6) on their turf. Time commitment is at least twice each month. Get to know their families, introduce them to your friends, go to a baseball game, bring them to Crossroads...anything that shows the child that you care, and that you are a trusted part of his or her life. Mentoring is typically an extension of tutoring. You must commit to tutoring for at least 6 months prior to becoming a mentor. If this is something you’re interested in, please complete the required application and return to 3500 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45209 (Attn. Whiz Kids).
If you have additional questions pertaining to the Whiz Kids evening or afternoon tutoring teams, please email us.
Watch the video below to see tutors and students sharing how the Whiz Kids program has impacted them.