Youth Programming

The mission of Youth & Family Education is to promote strong families and strong communities by empowering the youth in Columbus, Ohio, primarily focusing on Weinland Park.  After school programming, summer camp, and daily structured babysitting provide academic enrichment and career exploration to youth, while also supporting working parents and program participants.

These services also incorporate family nights, parent involvement and youth employment opportunities.

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After School programming through Community leaders, Educators, and Students provides school year programming for grades K-5 with an intensive classroom support and character building curriculum.  After school programming provides homework help, physical and hands-on learning activities focused on STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

Columbus Mentoring eXchange

Columbus Mentor eXchange (CMX) program provides both group and one-on-one mentoring for all youth.  Guild staff and volunteers assist youth with personal and professional goals using he SMART goal system.  Youth are exposed to activities that develop critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills as well as building positive relationships with adults. 

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Teen Education & Employment Network helps young people, grades 6-12, develop the skills and behaviors to graduate from high school prepared for success.  T.E.E.N. operates year-round during the critical after-school and summer hours focusing on four areas; academics, social emotional skills, health & wellness, and career exploration & work experience. 


Godman Guild has been providing quality, award-winning, experiential outdoor summer day camp for youth from Central Ohio for over 100 years at Camp Mary Orton. Our current day camp, S.Y.E.P., incorporates the social development of a typical summer camp experience with an academic focus on reading, science and math curriculum to ensure that campers do not regress academically during the summer. S.Y.E.P. provides a holistic experience that blends the fun of summer and nature with educational components that will set each child up for success in the coming school year and beyond. S.Y.E.P. is for campers ages 5-13.

Registration for S.Y.E.P. occurs annually in April and May and is limited to children that live in the 43201 zip code, or children of current Godman Guild program participants.

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No cost structured babysitting services are available at our 6th Avenue location during adult class times. WEEPlay serves ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

Questions about signing your child up for our programs? Contact Us

Interested in volunteer opportunities? Submit a Volunteer Application

Looking for the KEYS summer internship program? Click here for more info.