Guiding Light Mentoring

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Guiding Light Mentoring
Today’s Date: * Monday, July 22, 2019
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 471683576
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2014
Address *

P.O. Box 24442
Cincinnati, OHIO 45224
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Latisha Owens
Your Title * Executive Director
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 713-0368
Executive Director’s Name * Latisha Owens
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
Guiding Light Mentoring (GLM) is dedicated to serving youth ages 8-18 in the Greater Cincinnati area by providing positive role models, teaching relationship skills, and developing moral character.

Our mission is to provide youth with guidance, support, and encouragement
to make positive decisions that lead to a successful life.

Guiding Light Mentoring embraces youth from diverse backgrounds and provide the tools necessary to improve decision making, increase confidence and attain resilience. Our organization integrates various resources that motivate youth to take a proactive role in implementing the required changes to drive success. We take pride in empowering our youth as they acquire personal development and leadership skills and journey with us to create sustainable partnerships in their communities.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (2) Arts & Culture
  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Yes, I just wanted to explain the three programs we offer.

1. Youth Education Program is focused on increasing the number of under-served youth through community based education. We create mentee-mentor relationships with a focus on employment readiness and improving family environments. Youth are assigned an advocate to support coaching and tutoring. In order to drive high success rates, we support youth in developing an individualized service plan as a blueprint to establish both short and long term goals. The advocate aids in creating an environment that enables critical thinking, information literacy, and communication skills. Our program ensures youth are equipped with the tools to establish a safe and challenging atmosphere.

2. Youth Recreation Program is dedicated to improving the health of youth with a priority on social, cultural, and emotional intelligence of youth. This program is all about “Getting Up and Getting Out.” Youth are exposed to a variety of activities and culture. This includes, but is not limited to, arts/crafts, group outings, dance and sports. Integrated into this program will be elements of self-preservation and self-worth. “Getting Up and Getting Out” helps to improve the minds and bodies of our youth and volunteers.

3. Youth Leadership Summer Program is committed to creating future leaders. This five-week program supports youth by establishing three fundamental principles: Growing Talent/Developing Oneself, Collaboration, and Making A Difference. During the five-week program, youth take a DISC profile broken into teams where they will be required to complete a series of team activities. Additionally, youth in the program will meet identified needs in their community through volunteer activities as well as participation in a youth symposium (mini-conference) where they will interact with government/corporate representatives, youth leaders within bordering neighborhoods, and collegiate students.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. High School students can serve with us on various days throughout the year including our Annual I AM ME Youth Symposium and volunteer opportunities with The Flying Pig Marathon. We also offer monthly opportunities to offer youth academic assistance.
Volunteer coordinator Latisha Owens
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 713-0368