A Night at the Gym Basketball program offered an open gym and mentoring program for young people aged 14-21 for nearly a decade. The Zone partnered with The Buckeye Ranch Family Center on West Broad Street to offer a safe environment where young people could build positive relationships with adults and peers while building character.
In its final 2019-2020 season, the program moved to Holton Recreation Center as part of a partnership with the City of Columbus. The program served 104 youth. Please see the Year In Review 2019 for more information.
In 2020, the Zone offered Youth and Community Empowerment Grants to other organizations serving West Side youth and families. These grants were made possible in partnership with the City of Columbus. Please see our summary for more information. The Zone looks forward to the possibility of supporting other organizations offering youth programming in the future.