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The Columbus Urban League’s (CUL) Education & Youth Services initiative provides a number of services designed to increase academic achievement and enhance life-skills and leadership development.  We do this through an array of program offerings that include:

  • Community Connectors Mentoring Initiative (select Columbus City Schools) - In conjunction with 4-H and OSU's Franklin County Extension Office, CUL pairs volunteer mentors with middle school students for weekly 90-minute sessions. Mentors are needed now! Learn more at
  • Summer Youth Empowerment Program – A 10-week course which provides a work readiness training program and paid internship opportunities to youth ages 14 to 24 during the summer.

Please click here to learn more about the Summer Youth Empowerment Program.

  • Afterschool Educational Enrichment Initiative (Columbus Collegiate Academy and Hannah Ashton Middle Schools) - Literacy and math skills focused tutoring for middle school students at Columbus Collegiate Academy and Hannah Ashton Middle School.
  • First Step! – Workforce Development and Education Program for Out of School Youth, ages 17 – 21, occupational skills training, academics, college preparation, job placement.

The CUL’s team is focused on providing quality services to young adults that promote positive decision making, excellence through academic achievement and civic responsibility.

Programs and services funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and administered by Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services.

Phone: 614.257.6300