University Settlement operates SmartY’S (Smart, Young, and Significant) Youth Program for children ages 5 to 17. SmartY’S incorporates remedial education activities that include the core subjects of reading and math; and offers youth a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; arts, music, technology, recreation, entrepreneurial, a service learning project, and character education. University Settlement’s SmartY’S Program promotes experiences that are critical to the healthy development of youth, who will then become thriving and proficient members of society.

Summer Camp

University Settlement operates a summer camp for up to 120 youth. Camp youth attend at least one field trip per week; guests from partner organizations bring exciting and different activities to the Settlement; youth participate in a service learning project and they also visit local colleges and universities for college tours. In 2014, high school students visited Ohio State University’s main campus in Columbus.


STRIVE (or Prevention) provides activities that deter drug and alcohol use to youth. Program staff use a specific curriculum that boosts self-esteem and helps children develop leadership skills.

Kids Around Daycare

Before- and After-School care for youth ages 5 to 13!

Kids Around Daycare is a licensed, one-star rated child care center in the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Step Up to Quality program.