Current Summer Opportunities
In a joint effort with Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Columbus City Schools, Columbus City Council is investing more than $16M into summer programming for young people. Programs receiving funding will help kids stay engaged through education, job training and violence prevention. Below are some of the programs receiving funding from City Council.
Community for New Directions
Program Name: Summer Day Camp
Age Group: 5-14
This camp gives more than 200 young kids the chance to learn and engage through educational, cultural and recreational activities. Registration begins Wednesday, June 1.
Reaching Higher Heights 4 Life
Program Name: Summer Institute
Reaching Higher Heights 4 Life does great work during the summer. The Summer Institute helps young people re-enforce what they learned during the school year to prevent the "summer slide." The program also teaches kids the importance of healthy eating and the harmful effects of Drugs. Registration for
this summer program is now full.
Community Development for All People
Program Name: All People CDF Freedom School & Servant Leader Internship
Age Group: K-12 Students; 19-30 years old
The All People CDF Freedom School helps kids cultivate the love of reading through small groups that work on literacy development. Lessons also include STEM enrichment and character development.
If you're interested in helping care for the extraordinary students in the Freedom School program, the Servant Leader Internship is for you. Interns are responsible for the front-line care of the children. Interns also serve as facilitators in parent workshops and community outreach service.
The Cheer Institute
Program Name: Program Name: Competitive Cheer
Age group: All ages
No experience? No problem! The Cheer Institute trains cheerleaders of all ages and skill sets. Program coaches help athletes become sharp, strong and confident in tumbling and jumps. This program doesn't go on only during the summer. There are seasons that are half-year and year-round Registration is
Highland Youth Garden
Program: Green Teens
Calling all youth who have a green thumb, or want one. In this program you can gain gardening skills and earn a little green while planting leafy greens. Aside from learning to plant, student learn how to cook, engage in food justice issues and run the Garden Market. The 9-week program begins Tuesday, June 14th.
Program Name: Landscaping Training
Age Group: 16 & up
This program trains youth in the Landscaping industry. The three-session program takes place over the course of a year. Youth who graduate from the program are able to get job opportunities or receive coaching in creating their own business.