After-School All-Stars Ohio (ASAS Ohio) launched a unique mentoring initiative in 2021 that paired youth in our program with trained mentors who worked in public safety. The mission of the ASAS Ohio Mentorship Program is for the mentors to connect with children living in at-risk environments who would benefit from a mentor due to exposure to substance use disorder, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and whose daily life is affected by the social detriments of health. Youth enrolled in the ASAS program in Columbus or Toledo that are between the ages of 10-14 are invited to enroll in this impactful program.
Youth with a Mentor Are. . .
Research has shown the number one protective factor attributed to reversing the negative effects for children who experience four or more ACEs is a healthy relationship with a trusted adult. The Mentorship Program will achieve this goal resulting in generational change by empowering youth who are faced with these obstacles.
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.
Students currently enrolled in one of our Columbus or Toledo 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.
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.
For questions about the Mentorship Program, please contact the ASAS Ohio representative in your city:
Columbus - Kirstin Buckner Toledo - Rachel Geske
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