These Cincinnati youth education programs can help your child plan their future.

 

Children can begin to learn life skills as early as elementary school. Even though this happens inside the classroom and at home, it’s always nice to have it reinforced. These Cincinnati youth education programs will help your child gain responsibility, community service, social awareness, financial and educational knowledge and more, just in time for their college career.

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Acting Classes and Workshops
Playhouse in the ParkCincinnati youth education programs
Ages: 3 – 14
Boys and Girls
These acting classes are designed to build confidence, strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of ensemble and community. There is a registration fee of $25. Tuition starts at $95. Register online today.

Saturday Hoops
Cincinnati Collaborative
Ages: 3 – 18
Boys and Girls
Provides fun, faith, and positive role modeling through a variety of activities. CYC’s connects one-on-one with kids by playing basketball together, creating art, circuit training, weekly speakers, healthy snacks, lunch, and much more. Register online today

Youth Auxiliary Clubs
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Pi Sigma Zeta Chapter
Ages: 4 – 18
Girls Only
These youth groups will help young women grow culturally, socially, and educationally.  The clubs also foster the ideals of service, scholarship, sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. Projects will vary per their interests and the needs of the community. For more information or to join, email pisigmazeta@yahoo.com.

Academic Intervention
Inner City Youth Opportunities
Ages: 5 – 10
Boys and Girls
Students in the Academic Intervention program get individualized or small group instruction on critical fundamental skills like reading, phonics, writing, vocabulary, math, science and social studies. For more information or to join, call 513-731-7312.

Saturday Art Classes
UC DAAP
Ages: 5 – 18
Boys and Girls
S
tudents engage in exploration, inquiry and investigation of materials, themes, historical influences, contemporary art practices, and interpretation. Register online today

Youth and School Gardens
Civic Garden Center
Ages: 5 – 18
Boys and Girls
Children interact with neighbors and community volunteers, strengthening their development and connection to the natural world and learn to grow food. For more information, or to join, email youtheducation@civicgardencenter.org.

STEMulates
The Gaskins Foundation
Ages: 6 – 18

Boys and Girls
Stemulates is a wide range of programs for the youth to increase opportunities in math, science, and technology while providing a hands-on, fun environment specifically designed to encourage youth to enroll and participate in advanced math and science classes. The goal is for each student to perform at least one grade level above their recommendation. Register online today.

Art Classes
Cincinnati Black Theatre Company
Ages: 7 – 12
Boys and Girls
Provides theatre education and training to children of all ages. Interactive and fun, their classes teach kids to work together, boost their self-esteem, develop skills, and broaden their horizons. Enroll in dance, acting, vocal, and more. For more information or to sign up, call 513-241-6060.

STEM Girls
Cincinnati Museum Center
Ages: 7 – 14
Girls Only
Discover authentic and relevant STEM experiences in our free program. Visit labs, facilities, and offices of women who are actively working in STEM fields. Participants can also take university courses and engage in discussions and activities. Register online today

Youth Circus Camp
My Nose Turns Red
Ages: 7 – 18
Boys and Girls
Learn how to juggle, balance on the rolling globe and learn the basics of creating a clown character. Classes are highly engaging; challenging youth to walk on the wire, balance on the rola bola and build human pyramids. Students play a wide variety of circus games that build teamwork and cooperation, trust and friendship. Register online today

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Acting Classes
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Ages: 8 – 18
Boys and Girls
These weekly acting classes are a unique opportunity for students to experience and learn more about theater. In these performance-based classes, students get a chance to work on creative collaboration and teamwork through the theatrical arts in a fun and nurturing environment. Register online today

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Dr. Betty Shabazz Academy
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ~ Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter
Ages: 11 – 14
Girls Only
The curriculum is designed to develop young women into effective and optimistic problems solvers with confidence about their future, and positive attitudes towards themselves and others. For more information or to join, email info@cqcadst.org.

Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ~ Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter
Ages: 11 – 14

Girls Only
These young ladies to become exposed to scholarship in math, science, and technology through opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning, and their sisterhood, by cultivating interpersonal relationships amongst their peers. Register online today.

Girls STEAM Academy
Queen City (OH) Chapter of The Links Incorporated
Ages: 11 – 14

Girls Only
This program provides fun, exciting and educational enrichment workshops and activities that were designed to increase STEAM interest, provide authentic experiences which stimulate, increase STEAM proficiency and create strong teen leaders. For more information or to join, email contact@queencitylinksinc.org.

Project Passport
D.A.D Initiative
Ages: 11 – 18
Boys and Girls
Students who meet the criteria have the opportunity to receive a passport free of charge and travel outside of the U.S. For more information or to join, call 513-760-6275. 

Youth Critics Club
Cincinnati Film Society
Ages: 13 – 18
Boys and Girls
Provides the opportunity to screen a diverse selection of films and discuss topics on them and their relevance to world culture through a specially developed curriculum and occasional Q&A’s with filmmakers. Register online today

Youth Docent Program
Cincinnati (OH) Chapter of The Links Incorporated
Ages: 14 – 16

Boys and Girls
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center teamed up for a Youth Docent program for 9th and 10th graders. This program gives tri-state area teenagers a unique opportunity to learn about the Underground Railroad and the history and present-day slavery and freedom, through classes and service. Register online today.

ASCEND
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Ages: 14 – 18

Boys and Girls
This program focuses on providing valuable academic, life, career and character-building skills. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA during the program.  For more information or to join, email akappoascend@gmail.com.

Black and Latino Achievers Program
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
Ages: 14 – 18
Boys and Girls
This college readiness and career exploration program provides teens with the essential tools to pursue higher education and to identify different career opportunities through workshops and college tours. Register online today

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Delta G.E.M.S.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ~ Queen City Alumnae Chapter
Ages: 14 – 18

Girls Only
This program is a four-year program designed to promote the educational and personal development of young ladies through African-American female mentors and role models, monthly workshops/activities which may include career choices, interview skills, resume writing, financial matters and more. For more information or to join, email info@cqcadst.org.

Delta GEMS
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ~ Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter
Ages: 14 – 18
Girls Only
Program goals are to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools to enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success; to assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond. For more information or to join, email info@cqcadst.org.

Green Girls in STEM
Green Learning Station
Ages: 14 – 18
Girls Only
This hands-on program explores careers, technologies and design processes related to environmental challenges. Students will work alongside educators and STEM professionals to engineer solutions to composting, food production, stormwater management and water quality problems. Space is limited to first-come, first-serve. Register online today

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High School Computer Camp
Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
Ages: 14 – 18

Boys and Girls
This camp is a 14-week program that focuses on proficiency in computer operation, website development, smartphone applications, robotic applications, and 3D printing. There is a registration fee of $65. This is also a gateway into IT competitions and showcases. Register online today.  

Light Your Future, Light Your Finances
Abundance University
Ages: 14 – 18
Boys and Girls
This financial workshop is designed with the marriage of two revolutionary conceptual frameworks that focus on understanding financial empowerment and self-knowledge respectively. For more information or to join, call 513-549-2894.

Beautillion Militaire
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ~ Queen City Alumnae Chapter
Ages: 16 -18
Boys Only
This unique program promotes the educational and personal development of African-American, high school junior and senior males. Youth are exposed to monthly workshops/activities which may include career/life choices, interviewing skills, resume writing, community activities and more. For more information or to join, email info@cqcadst.org

Debutante Cotillion
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ~ Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter
Ages: 16 – 18

Girls Only
The program’s mission is to enhance the personal, professional, and civic development of young girls through workshops, events and rehearsals while cultivating scholarship, achievement, self-confidence, grace, and good citizenship. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. To apply, request an application by emailing caccotillion@gmail.com.

Learn to Reign
Elementz
Boys and Girls
Youth will learn beat mixing, scratching and how to maintain appropriate care for equipment, as well as beat mixing and scratching. For more information or to join, call 513-721-5800.

Sigma Beta Club
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Boys Only
This club focuses on Culture, Athletics, Social and Educational needs by developing values, leadership skills and social/cultural awareness in our youth during their developmental years. For more information or to join, visit Sigma Beta Club.

Leaders of Tomorrow
National Black MBA Association

Boys and Girls
Students nationally decide to tackle a country-wide problem, and then design and implement a plan to address it locally and still have a collective national impact. For more information or to join, email info@cincyblackmba.org.

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Cincinnati youth education programsRemember, once a child joins, it is not only an agreement between the child and the organization but also the parent and the organization. If there are any other Cincinnati youth education programs we missed, please let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.

 

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Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati

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