& Mentoring

Our Signature Program

OGB’s signature program is the After School Tutoring and Mentoring Program. We work closely with the Sycamore Community Schools to identify students in 1st – 8th grades who would benefit from academic and mentoring support. We enroll approximately 45 students per year, many who are transported by Sycamore District buses for two hours of after school tutoring, three days per week. We have a cheerful 6,000 sq. ft. “home”, which offers plenty of space for our volunteer tutors to engage with our OGB students, offering them the support needed to reach academic success. The progress of our students can be seen in improved grades, enhanced self-confidence, and the demonstration of life skills that they can take into higher education and into the work force.


  • Program runs September – May.
  • Students and families commit to program requirements, including attendance, goal-setting, and parent involvement.
  • Students work individually or in small groups with trained, dedicated tutors.
  • Transportation home can be provided by our OGB van.



Operation Give Back has been so much more than a supportive program for my family. They have been a beacon of hope through some of the roughest storms imaginable. The tutors have helped my children thrive in their studies; and given them so much more to help them be good people. I have utilized help from the food pantry as well this past year through some very tough times. We are beyond grateful to have them in our community. —- A.L.


OGB After School Tutoring is successful due to the wonderful volunteer tutors and generous donations supporting the program. Please consider helping by becoming a tutor, donating an after school snack or making a financial contribution.
Want to get involved? Here are a few tips for better giving!

Giveback Initiatives

Want to get involved? Here are a few tips for better giving!


Please consider making a monetary donation to the After School Tutoring Program. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Interested in being an OGB after school tutor? Please contact us!
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