Whiz Kids is a literacy-based, one-to-one tutoring and mentoring program. The program reaches 1,300 at-risk youth in 64 tutoring sites throughout Greater Cincinnati. Whiz Kids partners with more than 80 local churches and 70 public elementary schools, reaching at-risk youth from Over-the-Rhine and Madisonville to West Chester and Milford to Florence, Ky., and Middletown.

There are currently multiple sites in Norwood. Tutoring requires about an hour per week during the school year, and there is no preparation or previous experience required. Learning to read better can alter the entire trajectory of a child’s life. For more information or to sign up, click here.