Uniting to better serve our community
Thank you to all who helped make the 2013 Flying Pig Marathon a tremendous success for City Gospel Mission's Step Forward team! Every Step Forward runner and walker finished his or her race and the team raised thousands of dollars to help City Gospel Mission. View the 2013 Step Forward journey video.
“If you don’t know how to read by the end of fourth grade, the state is building you a prison cell.”
Whiz Kids is a literacy-based, one-to-one tutoring and mentoring program. The program reaches 1,300 at-risk youth in 64 tutoring sites throughout Greater Cincinnati. Whiz Kids partners with more than 80 local churches and 70 public elementary schools, reaching at-risk youth from Over-the-Rhine and Madisonville to West Chester and Milford to Florence, Ky., and Middletown.
How it Works
A local church or organization embraces a neighborhood public elementary school, develops relationships with school administrators and teachers and provides trained and screened volunteer leaders and tutors to launch and maintain a tutoring site.
Just one hour a week! Tutoring sessions typically occur for one hour each week during the school year. Once a tutor has spent at least six months working with a Whiz Kids student, the volunteer is eligible to become a Whiz Kids Mentor.
Whiz Kids Locations