Franklin County-funded summer camps are safe and fun, with dozens of different sites all across Central Ohio.
Youth attending summer camps will receive academic instruction and support; engage in social-emotional learning; gain hands on experience in Science, Technology, the Arts, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM) projects; learn skills in leadership development and much more. Camps operate Monday - Friday for approximately 6 hours a day.
Franklin County’s Ready 2 Earn
summer youth employment program will offer youth and young adults ages 14-21 the opportunity to develop the essential skills needed to be successful in the workplace while earning wages to help meet their basic needs.
VIDEO: Franklin County Lunch & Learn conversation with Ready 2 Earn partners
For Students Ages 14-15
Youth ages 14- and 15-years-old have the opportunity to get real-world experience and develop the essential workplace skills while earning wages to help meet their basic needs. This 6-week work-based learning program offered by the Columbus Urban League, Godman Guild Association and St. Stephen's Community House is designed to let students explore careers in technology, engineering, project management and the arts.
Participants receive training covering essential workplace behaviors such as professionalism, teamwork and critical thinking, along with resume writing tips and interview etiquette. Participants will receive a $1,500 stipend with the chance to earn an additional $300 in incentives.
For Students Ages 16-18
Ready 2 Earn partners the Columbus Urban League, Godman Guild Association and St. Stephen's Community House also offer traditional work experiences for youth ages 16-18. They are offering a variety of employment opportunities government, non-profit and private sector organizations, where you can earn wages up to $15 per hour.
Youth interested in the health care industry can participate in an internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and get the opportunitity to support clinical and non-clinical staff while also exploring the skills needed to be successful in the healthcare field.
For Young Adults Ages 18-21
Lead The Way Learning Academy gives youth the chance to explore careers in the construction trades and transportation industries in partnership with Columbus State Community College. Participants in the transportation industry track will complete classroom training to gain the knowledge required to safely operate a commercial vehicle. Participants who successfully complete the training will be eligible to take the written and skills tests needed to attain a CDL Class B license.
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High School students can also apply technology and Web design training through TECH CORPS
. The training provides hands-on lessons focused on a variety of computing topics, including app development, game design, software development and Web development.
IT On Ramp+
is a 4-week program for TANF-eligible Franklin County 9th and 10th graders. Students learn to build mobile apps and video games using algebra and geometry with the chance to earn up to $1690. Learn more and register.
Student Web CORPS
is a 6-week program for TANF-eligible Franklin County 11th graders. Students will work on teams and learn to build a website for a mock business with the chance to earn up to $2,000. Learn more and register