Could you help a youth make it through high school, college?
As you prepare your kids for returning to school in the next couple of weeks, we ask you to think about our youth in foster care who are trying to make it through high school and college.
HEMI, which stands for Higher Education Mentoring Initiative, is a collaboration between Hamilton County Job and Family Services, the University of Cincinnati, Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development, Mount St. Joseph University, and OhioMeansJobs. It pairs youth in foster care with mentors who help keep the students on track and in school.
The mentors and youth get together in person, talk by phone and text each other as they work through issues that challenge our foster youth.
If you'd like to learn more, please contact Sarah Mangan at (513) 556-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.