Working to nurture, protect, inspire and challenge adolescents to reach their full potential by providing meaningful out-of-school enrichment activities

ODA is the only program in Northeast Ohio to provide a 7-year continuum of support for our youth, supporting our students and their families from middle school through high school. We currently serve over 320 students and 700 family members in Greater Cleveland, 88% of which live at or below the poverty line.

In Cleveland, only 52% of students who enter the 9th grade graduate from high school. Of those, only 23% will go to college and only 7% will graduate from college in 6 years. ODA boasts a lifetime 100% high school graduation rate since our incorporation in 2002. Of our graduates, 91% have gone on to college, and our first class of 3 will graduate from college this year!

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