State Of The Child Event

Join us for breakfast
May 10, 2023
9-10 am, doors open at 8:15
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
555 North Hight Street



We invite you to join us for our 34th State of the Child breakfast, Directions for Youth & Families’ signature event where we come together as a community to recognize “the state of the child” in central Ohio. There will be music and dance performances from the kids, we will share information about our work in central Ohio and celebrate the resilience of our community. We invite you to consider partnering with us by sponsoring our largest fundraiser for the important counseling and education programs we provide to over 7,000 youth and their families annually.

Sponsorship opportunities

2023 Sponsors

Corporate Underwriter:
Bread Financial

Virtual State of the Child 2022

Presented by the American Electric Power Foundation

Our kids welcomed a small audience to their Ohio Avenue Youth Center. We hope you enjoy!

Virtual State of the Child 2021

Presented by American Electric Power Foundation

In 2021, the stage for our kids > dance room at Ohio Avenue Youth Center, Crittenton Center community room, downtown Columbus.

Our 30 minute program highlights the kids, clinicians, and provides information about our agency.