Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

After-School All-Stars Ohio (ASAS Ohio) launched a new mentoring initiative in 2021 that pairs youth in our program with a member of the Columbus Division of Fire, Columbus Division of Police, or Ohio State Highway Patrol. These first responders will provide support, hope, and guidance to children who can benefit from mentorship in our community. This partnership will be the building blocks of well-being ~ maximizing potential and opportunities in the youth in our community.

Youth with a Mentor Are. . .

  • 55% more likely to be enrolled in college
  • 130% More likely to hold leadership position in a club or sports team
  • 78% more to volunteer regularly in their communities
  • 90% of responsdents reported being interested in being a mentor themselves

Each child is filled with remarkable promise. We have a collective responsibility to prevent violence or other forms of adversity that dampers children's potential to learn, grow, and contribute to our communities.

We Are Getting Noticed!

The Columbus Dispatch


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Families Interested in the Mentorship Program

Students currently enrolled in one of our Columbus ASAS program sites are invited to enroll in our mentorship program. Click on the "Mentorship Enrollment" button below to get started.




Not enrolled in After-School All-Stars at your school/site?Please click on the "ASAS Student Enrollment" button below to get started. Once your child in accepted into our general ASAS program, they can enroll in the Mentorship Program.

Become a Mentor

Interested in Becoming a Mentor?

If you are an active or retired first responder (Columbus Division of Fire, Columbus Division of Police, or the Ohio State Highway Patrol) and would like to be a mentor, let's get you signed up! Click on the "Become a Mentor" button below to get started.




Existing Mentors

Portal Access: If you are enrolled in the program and received a login, you can access the Mentor Portal here to update your profile, view your mentee(s), complete your assessments, and track your activities.

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If you have any questions about the Mentorship Program, please contact Kirstin Buckner.

Kirstin Buckner, Director of Mentorship (Columbus)


Kirstin came to All-Stars from the Columbus Division of Fire. A native of Columbus, she attended Columbus Alternative High School and received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Cincinnati. Kirstin has almost 10 years of experience working with at-risk youth and their families. She has worked on several initiatives in which she created and designed projects related to the dissemination of Trauma Informed Responsive Strategies and brain based interventions for children and families. She is a service oriented person who enjoys helping individuals and families achieve positive sustainable outcomes.

"Mentorship amplifies change, one relationship at a time." - Mentor National

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