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Mentoring partnerships rewarding for both involved
This Week Community News | January 26, 2013 | By: Alan Froman

Observing Christie Thompson and Polly Sy, one might assume they are mother and daughter. The two display what seems to be a natural ease with each other. "We definitely have similar personalities," Thompson said. The Columbus residents are not related, but they do have a special relationship.

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  Mentoring Center now offers online training
This Week Community News | November 16, 2012 | By: Kevin Parks

The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio now offers online training to people who want to help children grow up. "This places the Mentoring Center among a select group of organizations offering in-depth, informative, online training on multiple topics," center Assistant Vice President Kimeta A. Dover said in an announcement. "The goal is to help mentors and professionals successfully guide and support mentees -- children and youth -- who face adversity in their daily lives."

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  Outstanding Mentors and Youth Honored
Franklin County Children Services E-Newsletter, pg. 2 | February 2011 Issue

In recognition of their commitment to provide guidance, consistency, and support to their matched youth, Mark Schroeder and Sally Wood were recently honored by the Mentoring Center of Central Ohio as outstanding mentors.

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Mentors need mentoring, too - Mentoring Center of Central Ohio
Business First of Columbus | February 25, 2011 | by Melissa Kossler Dutton

When the girl Kathy Smalley mentors asked her to participate in a fundraiser to help pay for a school trip to Washington, D.C., Smalley agreed.

The Hamilton Township resident didn’t have her checkbook with her, but promised to return to school the next day with the funds.

“She was surprised that I followed through,” Smalley said of the girl. “I hope I’ve shown her there’s some good.”

Smalley, who has served as a mentor for three years, loves the opportunity to interact with the youngsters from Hamilton Middle School.

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  Center Helps Train School Mentors
WBNS-10TV | February 14, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio — First Lady Michelle Obama has called for more business women to spend an hour a week helping a girl in school.

While there are 3 million mentors nationwide, she said the country could use 15 million more, 10TV's Andrea Cambern reported on Monday.

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Bright Idea: Reinventing the Wheel at the Buckeye Mentoring Hub
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth | January 2011

Two questions keep the leaders of every mentoring program up at night. How do we recruit bright, enthusiastic, committed mentors? And once we recruit them, how do we keep them engaged?  

For a group of concerned child and youth-serving organizations in Central Ohio, the answer was clear: make the mentoring experience as easy as possible for those willing to give their time.  

Over the last 10 years, the 40+ organizations that make up the Buckeye Mentoring Hub have streamlined the recruiting, screening, training, and matching process region-wide. The result: 300 students from Ohio State University in Columbus were matched with children from a variety of local area schools.
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Fall 2012 Issue

  • 2013 Celebration
  • New Anger Management programs
  • New Additional Online Training Courses
  • New Program for Former Foster Care Youth
  • Mrs. Colin Powell Keynote at Magic of Mentoring Event


Fall 2011 Issue

  • Online Mentor Training Being Developed
  • College Mentors Making Progress With Mentees
  • Peer Mentoring Programs in Colleges Benefit from Mentor Training
  • Profile of OSU Mentor, Kylie Cook


Spring 2011 Issue

  • Michelle Obama Speaks at Mentoring Summit
  • New Research Shows Insight on Mentoring Success
  • Research Alliance to Advance Youth Mentoring
  • Regional Mentoring Conference Comes to Columbus
  • OSU Hub Partners Build Thoughts of College Futures
  • Mentoring Program Updates


Winter 2011 Issue

  • Details of Upcoming 2012 Mentoring Celebration
  • Grant Provided by OJJDP for Online Training
  • "Satch" Sullinger Keynote Speaker for Magic of Mentoring Breakfast
  • Announcement of New Board Members
  • First-time Northern Ohio Mentoring Celebration with Gene Smith
  • New! Follow-up Guides for Life-Prep Skills


Summer 2010 Issue

  • Mentoring Center Expands Reach to Northern Ohio
  • Mentoring Center Celebration 10 Years in Service
  • New Young Professionals Course Curriculum Being Developed
  • Mentoring Program Updates
  • Websites of Interest


Fall 2009 Issue

  • OSU Mentoring Program Starts 8th Year
  • Life Skills Mentoring Training
  • Mentoring Program Updates




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