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"Nurturing Dreams: Ohio's Commitment to Youth Development"

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 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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Smiling Teenage Boy


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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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