Parent/Guardian Resources

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters is leading the way in one-to-one mentoring in Central Ohio. Check out their website for more information on enrolling your child.
Local Food Resources CAP4Kids has compiled this list of local food assistance options.
Homework Help-Columbus Metro Library The Columbus Metropolitan Library system offers Homework Help Centers at all of their locations. These services are available for all K-12 students.
Parent Toolkit This one-stop resource offers information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because healthy, successful children can excel in many areas.
Common Sense Media Common Sense has been providing media recommendations for families since 2003. They offer age appropriate suggestions for movies, TV shows, books and more.
OSU – College & High School Aspiring Mothers Partnership for Success Program (CHAMPS) CHAMPS pairs college single parent students and Columbus area high school teen girls & young women who are parenting or pregnant to empower them with knowledge through real-life examples.
Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) CRIS is an independent nonprofit organization serving the refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio. They offer a wide array of programs and services to facilitate sustained self-sufficiency and successful integration to the community.


Alvis provides programs and services to help individuals and families who have become involved in the justice system, those in need of substance abuse treatment, and those facing the challenges of developmental disabilities.
Syntero For over 40 years Syntero has provided compassionate, professional counseling services in Central Ohio.
HandsOn Central Ohio HandsOn Central Ohio connects people, local resources, volunteers, and service organizations to opportunity; making it easier to access resources in ways the keep up with the increasing needs of our growing community.
Ohio Guidestone Ohio Guidestone is one of the largest behavioral health agencies in the state and has been helping individuals reset their paths and restore their purpose through community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training and much more.

Looking for a Mentor?

Are you a parent, guardian, teacher, or caring adult to a young person who you feel could benefit from a mentor? Mentors are supportive individuals who build relationships with young people by offering them guidance, support, and encouragement to help cultivate positive and healthy development – many of the same things you do. Mentors are not meant to replace parents, guardians, or teachers, or to play the role of disciplinarians or decision makers. Rather, they become part of a team of caring adults to that young person. Mentors can help encourage positive choices, provide high self-esteem, support academic achievement and introduce new ideas.