Mentoring / Leadership Programs
Central Ohio Youth for Christ Campus Life
Provides several free faith-based mentoring and guidance programs for youth in the Bexley, Reynoldsburg and Johnstown areas, as well as programs for youth who are incarcerated or face physical challenges.
3630 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Central Ohio Youth for Christ City Life Center
Offers free faith-based mentoring programs for at-risk teens ages 16 to 21 in the Franklinton area. They provide free childcare to children of teen moms participating in online school program hours, transportation, as well as life skills training, career counseling, leadership groups and help for teen parents.
40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
City Year Columbus Young Heroes
Young Heroes is a five-month community service and leadership program that takes place on Saturdays from January to May for middle school students from all backgrounds in Central Ohio. Their City Heroes program has the same focus and is offered to high school students.
88 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Columbus Urban League (CUL)
Has various employment, mentorship and leadership programs for youth ages 14 to 21 in Franklin County.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
Community for New Direction
Provides free leadership programs for teens ages 14 to 18. The focus is on preventing involvement in drugs, alcohol, gang activities and crime.
2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Fountain of Restoration
Focuses on helping young ladies ages 11 to 18 develop a healthy and holistic self-image. Their Life Skills Program teaches self-esteem, self-worth, decision making, goal setting and relationship building. They also offer mentoring and tutoring at various location in Franklin County. Contact directly for more information.
Kaleidoscope Youth Center
Dedicated to meeting the needs of Central Ohio youth ages 12 to 20 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. They offer a range of programs and activities, all of which are free, including discussion groups, social activities, leadership training and support for gay-straight alliances. Contact directly for more information.
1904 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Offers social supportive services for women and teen girls in transition. Tutoring, workshops and their “Sister Friend” mentoring and advocacy programs are among the many free services offered. Call for more information.
711 Southwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
With this free program, students ages 14 to 24 can gain internship and community service hours for their time in the program and working on various community projects. There is also an opportunity for school credit with the new Columbus City Schools Flex Credit program. Students learn to be leaders in school and society.
5086 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Project Prosperity & Faith
Offers several after school and mentoring programs for youth, including a program for foster kids ages 5 to 21, a money management program for youth and an after school tutoring program.
1234 South Washington Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
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