OPEN DOORS ACADEMY Overview
Target demographics: ODA serves low-income youth living in high-risk environments in the Greater Cleveland Community between the ages of 11 and 18 years.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 450 Youth and 1,200 family members
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Lead a parent education class, art class or character development lesson with our middle school youth, or share career exploration paths with our high school students.
Geographic areas served: Northeast Ohio, predominantly serving the Greater Cleveland Community
Programs: Open Doors Academy provides year-round quality enrichment programming that addresses the unique developmental needs of our students.
Member youth participate in project based learning experiences such as core enrichment programs and academic tutoring built around their developmental needs, full-day summer camps and service learning trips. Keys to the program include building a safe haven filled with support, creating a sense of community, and fostering the kids' confidence. ODA builds this environment by engaging parents, teachers and other community partners.