Guiding Light Mentoring was founded in 2014 by CEO Latisha Owens. Ms. Owens felt a calling from God to provide youth with guidance, support, and encouragement in making positive decisions that would lead to a successful life. In her obedience to God, Ms. Owens started the business with just 5 mentors and 5 mentees and no budget. Ms. Owens believed so strongly in her calling, she used her own money to initially fund the organization. Relationships built through Guiding Light Mentoring have proven that mentoring is a key factor in the healthy development of youth.







  • Guiding Light Mentoring incorporated.

  • Guiding Light Mentoring starts with 5 youth and mentors in the program.

  • Guiding Light Mentoring receives a contract with Central Clinic’s HOPE for Children and Families Program.

  • Received a $7,000 grant from Interact for Health

  • Guiding Light Mentoring received a Proclamation from the City of Cincinnati declaring October 13, 2017 as “Guiding Light Mentoring Day” in Cincinnati.

  • Guiding Light Mentoring’s CEO, Latisha Owens, received The Community Health Advocate Award from CCTST. This award recognizes an individual in the community working in service who has demonstrated leadership and a passion for improving health. The individual’s efforts have advanced health and wellness in children and/or adults in the community.

  • Guiding Light Mentoring launched I AM ME Youth Summit. I AM ME is a youth summit aimed at empowering youth in our communities through building their confidence and resilience to embrace who they are.

  • Received a $5,000 grant from Interact for Health.

  • Guiding Light Mentoring received a Proclamation from the City of Cincinnati declaring February 9, 2019 as “I AM ME Day” in Cincinnati.

  • Guiding Light Mentoring launched the I AM ME Leadership Summer Program. This program is an extension of the I AM ME Youth Symposium.

  • ​Our Founder and CEO was selected as one of the 2020 National Mentoring Summit Fellows.

  • Guiding Light Mentoring purchased office space in the Northside Community.


  • Guiding Light Mentoring received ​a grant in the amount of $3,000 from The Rotary Club of Cincinnati.

  • ​Guiding Light Mentoring received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the CareSource Foundation.


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