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“May I Be Happy” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

  “May I Be Happy” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Youth Yoga Project invites you to Studio 35 to enjoy a screening of “May I Be Happy,” an internationally acclaimed documentary film that depicts the benefits of mindfulness in education. Following the film, we will engage in a panel discussion with local educators, school administrators, healthcare professionals and community leaders who are leading this work […]

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METAL STAMPING FOR A CAUSE {FEBRUARY 9TH 11AM-4PM}

  METAL STAMPING FOR A CAUSE {FEBRUARY 9TH 11AM-4PM}

Register now to select your one hour time slot! February 9th: 11am-12pm 12-1pm 1-2pm 2-3pm 3-4pm $10.00 Reservation Fee (due at registration) + Cost of Materials (priced a la carte, pay for what you make at the event) For the month of February, The Smithery will donate 25% of each registration for this event to […]

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3rd Annual Think Make Live Youth Summit

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill 3rd Annual Think Make Live Youth Summit

At this summit, all attendees will engage in a lively opening session with special guest speakers and youth performers. The opening session will be hosted by young community leaders. After the opening session, all youth will participate in two empowering workshops. All adults will be able to participate in a community session with a diverse […]

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Columbus Receives $6.1 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Receives $6.1 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $6.1 million to the Community Shelter Board in Columbus today, to help fund the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). The funding came as a part of a larger announcement where $43 million was distributed across 11 cities in the U.S. “Young people who are victims […]

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State of the Child Luncheon

  State of the Child Luncheon

The State of the Child Luncheon is Directions for Youth & Families’ signature event where we come together as a community to recognize “the state of the child” in central Ohio. This is our largest fundraiser supporting the programs and services we provide to over 5,500 youth and their families annually. The luncheon will feature […]

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Youth Yoga Project Expanding in Columbus

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Youth Yoga Project Expanding in Columbus

“’I wish I had yoga when I was a kid in school.’ ‘I am so glad to hear kids have access to yoga in schools now.’ ‘Replace detention with yoga? I AM IN!’” These are some of the comments that make the Youth Yoga Project founders Julia Handelman and Lauren Greenspan smile. Last year, they […]

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Naturally Impactful: Free Cap City Nights Festivals Begin June 4

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: Free Cap City Nights Festivals Begin June 4

Columbus Recreation and Parks begins their Cap City Nights Festival series this Saturday, June 4th, at the Linden Community Center. The eight free festivals are ways to get to know your neighbors and also find out more about the APPS program offered through the department to help youth keep out of trouble. “It’s the kick […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale!