The ETSS Youth Program is our largest and ever-growing set of programs focused on academic skill attainment, cultural enrichment, wellness and parental engagement for youth ages 5-18 years. ETSS applies trauma-informed care principles within these programs to approach each 

student with their experiences in mind and ensure that they have a positive interaction with our programs. We have programming available throughout the year at 9 sites around Franklin County. 


Youth Programming includes:

​After School Program

Youth Summer Enrichment Program

Achieve More & Prosper (A.M.P)



Achieve More & Prosper (A.M.P.)

​​North I: Zomi Church
5918 Sharon Woods Blvd. Columbus, OH. 43229
Level: Elementary and Middle 


North II: ​Columbus Global Academy
4077 Karl Rd. Columbus, OH. 43224
Level: Elementary, Middle and High School 

 

Northeast: The Heritage Apartments 

2444 Gateway Rd. Columbus, OH. 43219

Level: Elementary and Middle School


Whitehall: Kae Avenue Elementary School

4738 Kae Avenue, Whitehall OH 43213

Level: Elementary and Middle School


Bending Brook: Bending Brook

​2585 Augustus Ct. Grove City OH 43123





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SITES:

East: 

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

588 McNaughton Rd. Columbus, OH 43213

West I:

Wedgewood Middle School 

3800 Briggs Rd.  Columbus, OH 43228

West II:

Emerald Glen Apartments

930 Regentshire Dr.  Columbus, OH 43228

What is it: A.M.P. is a year-round career and work related program that provides job skills and work experience to in-school youth ages 16-18 in Franklin County. Participants are given the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills and work habits that increase their potential for employment.This program connects youth with ETSS AMP Coaches who work with youth to build a customized plan for their future while helping to address the youth's current challenges. A.M.P.  connects youth with services  to develop skills, employment opportunities and knowledge that will move them to the next level of achievement.

Who is eligible: Immigrant/Refugee and other low income family youth, age 16-18 years who are in-school and Franklin County residents.
When: Year round. Participants are required to participate throughout the year as they prepare for the graduation from high school, entering post-secondary education, the military or vocational training and careers.
Where: Internship placements, with over 50 partners, are throughout Franklin County, based on youth interest and availability. Follow this link to get registered and a career coach will contact you: https://forms.gle/KYKD7fjXLs8uQd987.

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Youth Summer Enrichment program

What is it: Youth in the ETSS After School Program meet 3 days a week for two hours for academic support, learn about their own and other participants' language, music and cultural traditions. Students also learn aspects of health and wellness, including a snack/meal provided by Children's Hunger Alliance and engage in creative activities. After School sites also form Parent Advisory Committee to help parents stay informed and engaged in their child's education. Each site has a Bilingual Assistant to ensure that students and parents can be fully engaged. 

Who is eligible: Immigrant, refugee and other low income families, K-12 (ages 5- 18)

When: Every year, August-June (school year), days and times depend on site
Where: Our 9 locations are conveniently located throughout Franklin County  


Youth Programs

North I: 

Zomi Church

55918 Sharon Woods Blvd.  Columbus, OH 43229

North II:

Columbus Global Academy

4077 Karl Rd.  Columbus, OH 43224

Northeast:

​The Heritage Apartments

​2444 Gateway Road, Columbus, OH 43219

​South:

Bending Brook

Urbancrest 


What is it: The ETSS Youth Summer Enrichment Camp is an 8-week, fun and educational day camp for youth ages 5-13 years old. Programs focus on educational, cultural and social/emotional learning activities. Youth also get extensive time for crafts, nutrition and physical activity. Each Friday all sites go on a field trip to places like COSI, the movies or even the Ohio Statehouse. At the end of the summer all sites come together for a day of workshops, cultural performances and a soccer tournament at the annual Youth Summit.
Free breakfast and lunch are provided through Children's Hunger Alliance and Columbus Recreation and Park.  

Who is eligible: Immigrant/Refugee and other low income family youth, KG graduate – 8th grade (age 5 to 13 years.)
When: 8 weeks, June through August, Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

East: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

530 McNaughten Rd. Columbus, OH OH 43213
Level: Elementary, Middle and High School


West I: Eakin Elementary School
3774 Eakin Rd. Columbus, OH. 43228
Level: Elementary School


West II: Wedgewood Middle School

3800 Briggs Rd. Columbus, OH 43228

Level: Middle School and High School


West III: Emerald Glen Apartments
930 Regentshire Dr. Columbus, OH. 43228
Level: Elementary and Middle school​

After-School Program 

With support from:      ​Alfred L. Wilson Charitable Trust