Did You Know? 75% of children who are trafficked do not have a 3rd grade reading level by the 3rd grade. This staggering statistic is one of the driving forces of Back2Back Cincinnati’s reading program. “If we can help children recognize words and understand language, we’re bringing an awareness to them, helping them better identify… Read more
BlogBe inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
Miles* walked into the nurse’s office at the behavioral school he attended. It was a walk and visit he made every day, and every day, he asked the same question. “Do you know anyone who would mentor me? I am 16, and I can’t figure this out on my own.” The school nurse promised him… Read more
A season-long partnership between the Cincinnati Reds and Back2Back Ministries recently culminated on Faith Day at Great American Ballpark. The partnership kicked off during the International Series in April where the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals competed in Monterrey, Mexico and hosted over 300 children on Back2Back’s Monterrey campus. One hundred lucky children from… Read more
Two young men slide up to the makeshift starting line in the gravel driveway. Their friends debate who will win this race, the crowd divided by loyalty. The boys who have been in the program longest have never seen their friend lose a race. The new guys have never seen him run, so they side… Read more
The mall doesn’t open for another hour, but there are 20 teenage boys and a few adults gathering near a shoe store. Inside, a few employees prepare for what’s to come. Chris Cox, Back2Back Cincinnati Site Director, finds his way through the crowd, checking in on each young man to make sure they don’t have… Read more
Zach’s red coat clung to his arms as he raced through the crowded room. His six- year old body wove effortlessly through the other students gathered for an after school program. His sneakers screeched to a stop abruptly in front of his favorite program volunteer. Nose running, lips covered in chips, Zach looked up with… Read more