Youth Opportunities Program

Youth have a place in their
own neighborhood where they 
can have fun, learn, and create
their future.

The Youth Opportunities Program is a year-round, after-school program for disadvantaged young people, ages 14-21, who live in Lucas County. 

Administered by the YMCA of Greater Toledo and funded by Lucas County Workforce Development Agency, the Youth Opportunities Program provides support to help youth improve educational achievement, prepare for and succeed in employment and develop their potential as citizens and leaders.

YOP offers assistance to young people through:

  • Tutoring and Career Readiness
  • Life Skills Training
  • Paid/Unpaid Work Experience
  • Leadership Development
  • Supportive Services
  • Summer Employment
  • Adult Mentoring
  • FREE YMCA memberships for family
  • Work Readiness Certifications
  • Monthly Group Events and Field Trips
  • College Prep and College Tours
  • Financial Literacy
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Career Exploration

Must meet WIOA/TANF income eligibility requirements for enrollment. 

For more information, contact Crystal Harris-Darnell, YOP Executive Director at 419.729.8136 or


Body of Christ
5612 Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43615

Bowsher High School
2200 Arlington Ave.
Toledo, OH 43614

Fredrick Douglas Community Association
1001 Indiana Ave.
Toledo, OH 43607

Salem Lutheran Church
1127 N Huron St.
Toledo, OH 43604

Springfield High School
1470 S. McCord Rd.
Holland, OH 43528

Wayman D. Palmer Community YMCA
3 E. Bancroft 
Toledo, OH 43620

West Toledo YMCA
2110 Tremainsville Rd.
Toledo, OH 43613