Youth Services - Kids Club

Kids Club is a Step Up to Quality star rated after school and summer program for elementary school aged youth. We provide daily academic support; physical, nutritional, and artistic activities; and social/emotional development.

Kids Club Mission Statement

The CRC Kids Club after school program provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in grades K-5. We offer homework assistance, tutoring with a reading specialist, individual reading time, and activities that foster youth's development of appropriate social skills 

Kids Club Vision Statement

To have a positive impact on the lives of young children by providing a safe and nurturing environment that supports learning, inspires curiosity, and celebrates creativity. 

COVID-19 Program Adjustments 

Kids Club is adjusting accordingly with our program hours based on Columbus City School current hybrid-model policy. Kids Club 1 and Kids Club 2 are offering in-person E-Learning facilitation, and regular Kids Club programming Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am - 5pm on the days kids are not in their school building. 

Program Information

The Kids Club after school program is offered at three locations for students in grades K-5.

  • Kids Club 1 is located at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave (across the street from Clinton Elementary School.)
  • Kids Club 2 is located at Maple Grove UMC, 7 West Henderson Road, corner of Henderson Road and High Street
  • Kids Club 3 is located at Columbus Mennonite Church 35 Oakland Park Ave.

Students do not have to attend either Clinton Elementary or Indian Springs Elementary to attend Kids Club. However, Kids Club does not provide transportation. Parents should call the Columbus City Schools transportation department to inquire if their child is eligible to ride a bus to either Clinton Elementary or Indian Springs Elementary.

Program hours when Columbus City Schools is in session.

  • Mondays-Fridays 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Summer Program Hours

  • Mondays-Fridays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Students enrolled in Kids Club must attend at least 80% of the time to maintain enrollment in the program. Parents must also commit to one hour of volunteer time per month during the school year and three hours of volunteer time per month during the summer months. The first payment of program fees is expected at the time of enrollment. Program fees are to be paid in full by the stated deadline to continue attending the Kids Club program. All program fees are non-refundable.

Current families that have met all of the program requirements of a zero fee balance, 80% attendance, and volunteer commitment will receive priority registration for the next program year.

Kids Club Sign-up Procedure

Parents may call the Youth Services Director at any time to request information about the Kids Club after School and summer program.The Kids Club program consistently remains full with a wait list. Parents may call the Youth Services Director at any time and ask to be put on the program wait list. Contact information required for the wait list includes name of parent, name of child/children, phone number, and school the child/children attends.

Families remain on the wait list until they either request to be taken off of the list or are enrolled into the program. To check the status of the wait list, families may call the Youth Services Director at (614) 268-3539. If the Youth Service Director does not return the family’s call with 48 hours, the family may contact the Associate Director.

Each year on July 15th (for the school year) and April 15 (for the summer), current Kids Club families who have completed their volunteer hours and who have attended the program at least 80% of the time are eligible to re-enroll in the program. Once all eligible Kids Club families are enrolled, the Youth Services Director contacts the families on the wait list to fill the remaining program slots.

The Youth Services Director sets up individual appointment times to enroll new families and provide all necessary Kids Club paperwork.  In order to be officially enrolled in the program the family must complete the enrollment application, submit documentation of health insurance, and proof of household income, and pay the first fee payment. An additional TANF form will be required for eligible families. New families are expected to attend an informational parent orientation meeting prior to the school year and summer programs. The sliding fee scale payment, and attend a mandatory parent meeting to explain the program.

The completed form can be dropped off or mailed to the attention of the Youth Services Director, Clintonville CRC 3222 North High St. Columbus, Ohio 43202.
The wait list form can also be faxed to 614-268-5028 or emailed to The Youth Services Director will contact families in order on the wait list as space becomes available.

Kid's Club Parent Orientation: Fall 2019

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