Events

The staff at DFYF and our Community Board hold community and fundraising events throughout the year. We hope you attend a few events, learn more about DFYF programs and support the work we do with youth and families in our community.

Upcoming Events & Activities


30th Annual State of the Child Luncheon
May 8, 2019
Greater Columbus Convention Center

We invite you to join us in celebrating our 30th State of the Child Luncheon, Directions for Youth & Families’ signature event where we come together as a community to recognize “the state of the child” in central Ohio. Our luncheon is one-of-a-kind unique because of the music and dance performances enthusiastically presented by youth in our after-school programs. In addition, some of our treatment clients and families share their stories about the impact of DFYF services.


Dogs & Drinks for Directions
August/September 2019

We’re hosting our Dogs & Drinks event in a warm weather month to take advantage of outdoor space. Details coming soon of our hot dog tasting extravaganza!


Friends Helping Families

Please join us in helping some of our youth and their families have a wonderful, wish-filled holiday. Watch for details in August and adopt-a-family (or two!) for the holidays.


Chili Bowl VII
November 2019
Grandview Theatre

Always a Sunday in November, this event is hosted by The Parker Lee Foundation. Watch a Browns game on the big screen while enjoying chili, hot dogs, cornbread & more. It’s all for a good cause – the Eric J. Yavitch scholarship for DFYF youth center kids. More details coming in September.


Winter is Here
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Mark your calendar for our third annual winter concert!