Future Opportunities Created for Urban Students (FOCUS): Every Friday
night for 32 weeks each year, you’ll find 30 high school students from
around Columbus at CND’s East Office, completing an evidence-based
curriculum called Winning Futures. The curriculum prepares the students
for the job force and higher education, and even comes with a paycheck
for those who attend: students receive a $50 stipend every two weeks
through funding from the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks.
In addition, key leaders and business professionals present winning
career options through the FOCUS Speakers Bureau each month and the
students participate in a local college tour.