Through School Connections and SOS (Student Outreach Services) we work in partnership with local schools to provide needed services. Our after-school programs at Ohio Avenue Youth Center and Crittenton Center are in full swing along with Ready Set Grow, our in-home Kindergarten Readiness Program, and My Best Self, a teen pregnancy prevention group program.
Mark your calendars for May 11, 2016 for our annual State of the Child Luncheon. 100% of net proceeds go to support the programs and services provided by Directions for Youth & Families. Thank you to our 2015 Champion Sponsor American Electric Power and Leadership Sponsors L Brands Foundation and Nationwide. See the complete list of sponsors and photos from our 2015 event.
Save the date: PBR10K'16 will be February 27, 2016 at Park Street complex. Last year our wonderful friends at the Parker Lee Foundation presented DFYF with a $20,000 check; proceeds from their PBR 10K'15 event where 1,150 people were in attendance (sold out). Thank you to our generous friends. We look forward to another great event.
Tune in every Sunday morning for 97.1 The Fan Columbus Perspective Program. DFYF’s CEO, Duane Casares, addresses community and mental health issues in the last 20 minutes of the program which airs 7 – 8 a.m. each Sunday morning. Have a behavioral or mental health question for Duane to address? Click here to send your question. Click here to go to 97.1 The Fan.
DFYF is honored to be named one of the Top 50 best nonprofit agencies to work for in the U.S. by The Nonprofit Times, the leading business magazine for nonprofit management, in its April 2015 issue.