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NKU Makes An Impact By Fundraising

The future of social work is looking brighter, thanks to the students at Northern Kentucky University. This holiday season, Northern Kentucky area non-profits received thousands of dollars that were raised by students at NKU. From social work to marketing, students from across the campus ran various campaigns to support the local community, help those who […]


#GivingTuesday Open House A Big Success

So often, when we tell people about Mentoring Plus, it can be difficult to briefly describe just what it is that we do here. The truth is that our services are so broad and have such depth that summing it up into a few sentences can be a challenge. Yet, the impact that we’re seeing […]


The Impact of a Mentor

One of the things that sets Mentoring Plus apart from our peer organizations, is our long-term dedication to the teens we serve. Every young person admitted into our program commits to staying with us for at least one year. Just as important, we commit to be with them for a year. At the heart of […]

Local Guy Takes Leap of Faith

Get acquainted with new Executive Director, Chris Saunders As the newest member of the Mentoring Plus family, Mr. Saunders is very much at home already. This comes as no surprise, since he has long been in the service of disadvantaged youth in our area – and his leap of faith into leading Mentoring Plus has […]

The Task That Stands Before Us

by William LJ Cole, Board Member We Are Bound Together Nonprofits are bound to their communities, and those communities are bound to them; they share the same desire: “to see the world become a place in which our children can grow free and strong.” In an age when social and community consciousness is increasing, when […]

Personal Stories Bring Hope, Healing in the Age of Heroin

For the past 3 months, our teen Life Skills Lessons have focused on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Using an evidence-based curriculum, the teens learned about the effects of heredity and environment on a person’s chances of becoming an addict. They were informed of high- and low-risk choices and created a personal plan […]

Executive Director Receives Leadership Award

Mon, 03/13/2017, The River City News  The Newport Business Association named its new officers, board members, and handed out honors to local businesses and individuals at its celebration in February. “This kind of takes my breath away,” said City Manager Tom Fromme in accepting the Community Leadership Award. “The success we’ve had and the success […]

Volunteer NKY: Growing Grassroots Movement

Volunteer NKY is a movement to encourage social service volunteerism in Northern Kentucky.  People helping people is their tagline. This movement started in 2015 when the Life Solutions Network hosted its first volunteer fair at the Life Learning Center.  It was a small event that prompted bigger thinking. The Planning Team developed the following Vision: […]

Special Event Announcement

A special announcement from Nikki Fangman of Mebs & Associates, a long-time partner in mental health services for Mentoring Plus teens. She is also the Executive Director of local charity Survive and Thrive, a collaboration of professionals in the Northern Kentucky area committed to the enhancement of children’s lives. Please join us in an adult […]