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Our Programs

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!

Programming Strategy

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 September 6, 2022

Monday – Friday

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Scheduled Programming and Free Choice Activities Example of Free Choice Activities 

Wednesday – 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 do not box participate in free choice activities and are instructed on 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 projects involve creating art for the Havenwood International Community Garden.

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