Afterschool Rec Club

Afterschool Rec Club is a free afterschool program aimed at students K-8th grade that provides them with a safe place to learn and engage in a wide variety of recreational activities. The popular Capital Kids program is now part of this new initiative.

Our trained staff take a comprehensive approach, leveraging state-of-the-art technology, field trips and high-performance standards to bolster your child’s academic achievement. The program is currently offered at four community centers in high-risk neighborhoods, as identified by Columbus City Schools.


School Year Enrichment Program


Core Elements

Academic Support
Includes homework assistance and integrates with individual school learning plans.

Free, healthy meals and snacks are offered at each location.

Enrichment Opportunities
Includes activities such as gardening, art, fitness and scouting.

Includes anger management, substance abuse and violence prevention, anti-bullying and peer mediation.

Recreation and Socialization
Includes activities such as sports, board games and indoor/outdoor play.

Family Involvement
Includes family activities, referrals to resources and ongoing communication; parents are encouraged to volunteer with the program.

Capital Kids


Program Information

Free program where children can get homework help, tutoring and a nutritious snack and/or meal. Includes recreation and enrichment activities. Capital Kids is hosted at the following four community centers:

  • Beatty Community Center
  • Feddersen Community Center
  • Marion Franklin Community Center
  • Sullivant Gardens Community Center


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