Our Programs

Programming Strategy

We realize many parents, teachers, and children are overwhelmed as many children have fallen behind losing knowledge levels gained prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  OYD strives to help parents and community schools by providing after-school learning, and physical and social activities to ensure all children have opportunity to reach for their highest potential. 

Our Programs

Ohio Youth Development is a Youth Center that’s committed to empowering the lives of children in the greater Columbus, Ohio area by providing them with all the resources they need to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our programs continually strive to ensure that all of our youth succeed in all the different aspects of life - at home, in school, and in our community. Take a look at our variety of programs,  and learn about everything we have to offer today!

Youth Development Equality Change Agents

Community-Based Youth 
Friendly Environment


Create Community Leader

Equip Children to Lead the today and in the Future

OYD After School Programming Goals are:

  • To support youth development equity through program affordability. 

  • To provide outside-of-school-hours academic enrichment opportunities.

  • Indoor and Outdoor  physical activities.

  • To engage children in fun STEAM development hands on learning.

  • To support youth voices in the community.




Daily After School Activities

Ohio Youth Development’s after school program offer children in grades K-8

New Hours Effective November 8, 2021

Tuesday – Friday

3:30 PM – 5:45 PM

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

ELA and Math, and homework help, peer to peer reading, and homework help. Upon arriving to the after-school program children complete homework, received homework help, read alone, or participate in peer-to-peer reading for early readers in K-3rd grade.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

After School Snacks – We provide healthy snack options to after school participants.

4:15 PM – 4:00 PM – We open the for discussion of todays concerns such as issues in school, current news, or announcements regarding COVID-19, or upcoming special events.


Scheduled Programming and Free Choice Activities Example of Free Choice Activities [ Table Ping Pong, board games, Legos, art and crafts, video games, and outdoor when weather permits]

Tuesday – Twelve Round Youth Boxing Sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods for kids 8-18. Children who do not participate in Boxing Training will have outdoor play time and free play. Children who does not box participate in free choice activities, and instructed Gardening and STEAM activities.

Wednesday – Esports, Indoor and Outdoor Games and Gyrlz II Women Club Activities

Thursday – Boxing and Arts and Craft weekly projects. Many of our art project involve creating art for the Havenwood International Community Garden.