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"Empowering Ohio's Youth: Join us in Nurturing Young Minds for a Brighter Future"

Ohio Youth Development is your go-to for inspiring and empowering youth! We provide K-12 students, Outside School Time Academic Practice, STEAM, Healthy Snacks and Meals, and Teen Pathway to Success in a safe environment. Join us Donate, Volunteer, and help us reach our goal of helping our kids succeed!

Our Goals

Ohio Youth Development is committed to breaking down barriers to success by providing after-school programs that promote educational equity, physical wellness, and social-emotional development for all children.

Ohio Youth Development Mission

Our mission is to create a more just and equitable society by empowering the next generation of leaders.
Community After-school: K-12 
Havenwood Townhomes Clubhouse
4312 Westport Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43228 
Monday - Friday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In-school After-school: 2nd - 4th 
Stiles Elementary 
4700 Stiles Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43228
Monday - Friday
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM



Our Locations

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Ohio Youth Development's Vision

"To create a world where all children have equal access to educational, physical, and social-emotional opportunities, and are empowered to become leaders and change-makers in their communities."

Ohio Youth Development's Goals

  • Increase access to afterschool activities for children from low-income and marginalized communities.

  • Provide academic support and enrichment programs that improve academic performance and reduce achievement gaps for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Develop and implement fitness and healthy development programs that promote positive physical and mental health outcomes for children.

  • Increase the diversity and cultural competency of our staff and volunteers to better serve children from diverse backgrounds.

  • Collaborate with community organizations and leaders to address systemic racism and classism in our community.

  • Continuously evaluate and assess the impact of our programs on children's academic and social-emotional development.

  • Increase community awareness and support for our mission and programs through outreach and engagement efforts.

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