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


2 Fine 9s Golf Outing
September 13, 2019
Royal American Links

Columbia Gas presents the 5th annual 2 Fine 9s Golf Outing hosted by the Parker Lee Foundation. Proceeds from this fine day of fun go to Directions for Youth & Families. Click here for more information.


Chili Bowl VII
November 10, 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!


31st Annual State of the Child Luncheon
May 2020

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. Watch for details in August and adopt-a-family (or two!) for the holidays.