Mentoring Program

The Clermont County Juvenile Court is in the process of developing a Mentoring Program.  This program will serve non-violent youth involved in the court system.   The mission of the project is: To take two individuals and bring them together to create a worthwhile and lasting relationship, which will benefit and enrich both lives with limitless outcomes.

According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, there are 46 million young people, age 8-18 who live in America.  Sixteen million of them are growing up without a mentor.  That’s one out of every three young people who don’t have a trusted adult who they believe they can turn to for advice and guidance.  Mentored youth are 46 percent less likely to initiate drug use, 27 percent less likely to use alcohol, and almost one-third less likely to use physical aggression.  In addition, they skip half as many days of school, feel more confident about doing school work, and show gains in their GPA.  The quality of their relationship with family and peers improves as well.

If you would like to become a Mentor or would like more information about the program, please contact Susan Stark, Mentoring Coordinator at 513-732-7692 or

“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

Rita Pierson

Apply To Be A Mentor Online
Fill out the Mentor Interest Survey
Download Application Here