HEMI Seeks Mentors to Transform the Lives of Foster Youth

Hemi presents a check to a student

Recruitment is underway in a unique partnership to build on the educational success of area foster children who are aging out of the foster care system. The Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI) – a partnership represented by UC’s Partnership for Achieving School Success (PASS), Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Great Oaks Career Campuses, Hamilton County Job and Family Services, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, and Mount St. Joseph University – is recruiting mentors to serve 15 high school students in Hamilton County foster care.

This marks the seventh year of the HEMI partnership to assist, encourage and support the academic achievement of foster students through high school and their post-secondary education.

To be considered for the mentor program, participants must fill out an application, undergo a background check and complete an interview process. This includes providing a copy of a valid drivers’ license and proof of insurance.

To learn more about how to become involved, you can attend one of HEMI’s Information Sessions.  HEMI currently has three Information Sessions scheduled on campus:

  • Monday, April 18th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Bagel Brothers lunch is provided)
  • Wednesday, April 13th from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

All Information Sessions will take place in Teachers College, Room 401.

To obtain an application, RSVP for the information session, or for more information, contact Sarah Mangan, UC HEMI Program Specialist, at 513-556-3045, or e-mail sarah.mangan@uc.edu.