DFYF opened a new community center on Kimberly Parkway North. The Crittenton Center provides opportunities for young people to engage in after-school and summer activities. Programs emphasize the importance of abstaining from drugs and alcohol, violence, and delinquent behavior. The Crittenton Center is working in partnership with the surrounding neighborhood to develop a multi-faceted facility that best meets the community’s needs.
Thanks to the support of the Central Ohio community, the 2015 State of the Child Luncheon raised more than $155,000 to support the programs and services provided by Directions for Youth & Families. Kids were a big part of the luncheon - sharing video testimonials about DFYF, performing dance and musical numbers, and creating artwork for sale. Thank you to Champion Sponsor American Electric Power and Leadership Sponsors L Brands Foundation and Nationwide. See the complete list of sponsors and photos from the event.
Our wonderful friends at the Parker Lee Foundation presented DFYF with a $20,000 check; proceeds from their February PBR 10K event where 1,150 people were in attendance (sold out). Thank you to our generous friends.
Tune in every Sunday morning for 97.1 The Fan Columbus Perspective Program. DFYF’s CEO, Duane Casares, addresses community and mental health issues in the last 15 minutes of the program which airs 7 – 8 a.m. each Sunday morning.
DFYF is honored to be named one of the Top 50 best nonprofit agencies to work for in the U.S. by The Nonprofit Times, the leading business magazine for nonprofit management, in its April 2015 issue.