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"Summer Tech Adventures: Explore & Learn!"

"Immerse in the vibrant world of 'Summer Tech Adventures: Explore & Learn!' on our homepage. This visually engaging scene showcases a diverse group of adolescents and teens enthusiastically exploring cutting-edge technology in a lush, sunny park setting. They're using gadgets like tablets, laptops, and VR headsets, embarking on digital quests and interactive learning journeys. Nearby, a group of ethnically diverse younger children, aged 5-9, are engrossed in captivating storybooks, enhancing their literacy skills through fun, themed activities. This image encapsulates the spirit of summer with an educational twist, blending technology and literacy in an adventurous outdoor environment."

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a more just and equitable society by empowering the next generation of leaders.

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.
 
 
 
Community After-school: K-12 
Havenwood Townhomes Clubhouse
4312 Westport Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43228 
Monday - Friday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Our Locations:

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A Girl Looking at a Physics Model

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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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