Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

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Now More than Ever:

In the current learning environment, the disparities that many of our students face have been significantly amplified. Without much needed support, our most vulnerable students will experience significant learning loss and social emotional challenges that will have devastating consequences.

The Cincinnati Youth Collaborative is committed to ensuring that all of our most vulnerable students have access to educational support resources and transformational relationships. To make sure our students, mentors and partners are safe, CYC has developed virtual resources that will provide social emotional and academic support to over 6,000 students across five school districts in the Greater Cincinnati area.   Virtual support  is essential  for students, families, educators and mentors and will provide critical resources that CYC has spent more than 30 years developing.  It is not just a reaction to a pandemic, it’s a response to the needs of our young people and the hundreds of volunteers committed to their success. That's why we need your support!

About Us:

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC), a United Way Agency Partner, has been committed to increasing Greater Cincinnati high school graduation rates for over 30 years by collaborating with schools, businesses and volunteers throughout the community. Since its founding, CYC has served more than 180,000 students by placing positive adult advocates in their lives. Working directly with local school districts, CYC offers college and career success services, mentoring, and work readiness, to our students. Over the past five years, an average of 95% of CYC senior students have graduated on time from high school. By connecting students with resources and tools for success, CYC continually proves that preparation and opportunity make all the difference in creating bright futures. CYC’s 3 E’s – Enrolled, Employed, and Enlisted – are the key career pathways for our youth, because we know that success does not end after a high school diploma.


Delivered in a variety of formats such as 1:1 mentoring, group mentoring, and co-mentoring, designed to connect youth with caring adult volunteers who provide educational adult volunteers who provide educational assistance, career guidance, and social-emotional support.

Work Readiness (Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates):

Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates (JCG) is dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who have serious barriers to graduation and/or employment. 

In more than three decades of operation, JCG has delivered consistent, compelling results – helping young people stay in school through graduation, pursue post-secondary education or training and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities. Through classroom facilitation, Project-based Learning and Work Experience Opportunities students are taught 37 core competencies

College & Career Success:

An in-school service beginning in junior high and continuing through college that guides students to plan and prepare for post-secondary opportunities.

To learn more about CYC’s services and to discover ways that you can positively impact the lives of our city’s youth, click on the video below.

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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

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Education Children & Family Community


301 OAK ST



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