Hilltop Teen Club (HTC) was a drop-in center where youth, between 6-12th grade, participated in afterschool programming. Initiated prior to the formation of the Zone itself, the HTC provided a safe, kind, and free place for youth to engage in productive, creative, and enjoyable activities for nine years.
Students participated in supervised physical activity like Ultimate Frizbee led by staff from the YMCA of Central Ohio and went on their first boating and skiiing trips with partner organization Hero USA. From 2018 to 2019, the Hilltop Teen Club moved its programming to the library of West High School to directly provide homework help in a supervised environment.
The program regularly provided social work interns from The Ohio State University College of Social Work. This partnership served the youth by connecting them with resources and provided interns with a connection to the neighborhood and supervised experience towards their degree. In its last year of operation, the Hilltop Teen Club served 124 youth. Please see our Year In Review 2019 for more information about this program. The Zone is proud of its legacy of serving Hilltop youth.
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