|CAP4Kids has compiled a list of local programs that youth and teens can get involved with.|
|A list of resources for kids and families, put together by Franklin County Children Services|
|An online resource from the Financial Literacy and Education Commission to help kids and young adults learn money management, including saving, budgeting and more.|
|The Wexner Center’s education staff works in substantive and sustained partnerships with a variety of local community organizations and social service agencies that focus on the needs of teens and provide programs to teens who have a passion for art.|
|The Columbus Metropolitan Library system offers Homework Help Centers at all of their locations. These services are available for all K-12 students.|
|The Upward Bound program at Columbus State Community College offers to help motivate and provide skills to high school students interested in pursuing a college education.|
|Established in 1965, the Upward Bound program offered by The Ohio State University helps to lay a strong academic and social foundation to help prepare students for college life and beyond.|
|Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization that provides an online learning platform designed to help students excel in various areas of study.|
Looking for a Mentor?
Are you a youth who wants to connect with a mentor? Mentors are supportive individuals who build relationships with young people by offering them guidance, support, and encouragement to help with positive and healthy development. Mentors are not meant to replace parents, guardians, or teachers, or to play the role of disciplinarians or decision makers. Rather, they become part of a team of caring adults in your life to support you in making positive choices, increase confidence, improve your academic achievement and explore new ideas.