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


Winter is Here
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Woodlands Tavern, 5-10

Mark your calendar for our third annual winter concert!


31st Annual State of the Child Luncheon
May 6, 2020
Hyatt Regency Columbus, 12-1

State of the Child Luncheon is 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.


Friends Helping Families

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


2 Fine 9s Golf Outing
September 2020

The 6th annual 2 Fine 9s Golf Outing is hosted by the Parker Lee Foundation.


Chili Bowl VII
November 2020
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.