Summer Youth Programs

Below are some of your Columbus Urban League’s summer offerings for youth. Please be sure to click through to their actual initiative page for more information, registration, etc.


WRT University

Columbus Urban League’s Work Readiness Training University (WRTU) is open to ages 14-19. Click Here for more information or to access the 2024 Interest Form.

Employers looking for interns should visit


Young Geniuses is now FRESH Summer

The FRESH Afterschool & Summer STEAM-based Learning Initiative is designed for TANF-eligible youth in grades 3-8 (afterschool) and entering grades 5-8 (for summer programming. The summer program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at The Shepard School by ECS (with field trips too!). Youth will be introduced to science, technology, engineering, arts and math concepts to spark an interest in future careers in those fields. Program funding provided by Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services. Learn more on the FRESH Afterschool & Summer page.


Summer Youth Project: VLOG 

Every summer up to 40 youth learn to create, develop, and produce a group YouTube Platform and Video Blog (VLOG). Students will receive appropriate training and support in the development of the VLOG and YouTube, as well as assistance in creating a marketing plan to attract other teens to view their work. Open to ages 14-18, with pay of $15/hour up to 100 hours. Stay tuned for application info in the spring.

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