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Enrichment Opportunities in Olentangy and Central Ohio

Listed below are links, flyers, and information about enrichment opportunities in Olentangy and central Ohio. While some of the events listed are district activities, others are not sponsored or supported by Olentangy Schools. This link is meant to serve an informational purpose, not as an endorsement or promotion of specific outside organizations.  

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

YEA is open to students in grades 6-12 and is a nice extension opportunity for students, specifically those who have an interest and aptitude in marketing and business.  In addition, participation can lead to some great college scholarships.  Students can apply on line at YEA website. Questions should be directed to the program manager directly at the program email address.  

Delaware County Library

The Delaware County Library offers a variety of enrichment activities, from book clubs to crocheting lessons. Check out the Delaware County Library.

The 2020 Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented at Otterbein University

The Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented™ at Otterbein University offers rising high school juniors and seniors the chance to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through a set of seminars, hands-on workshops, and field trips. This residential school encourages social interaction and peer discussion so that students are challenged intellectually and artistically and develop a better understanding of their abilities and talents in their lives and in society.  The 2020 Martin Essex Flyer.  

2020 Youth Honors Awards Program

The Youth Honor Awards recognize creative and artistic works by young people that promote multicultural, international and nature awareness. Original artwork and writing will be accepted for students ages 7-17.  Visit the Skipping Stones website for further details.  

2020 OWjL Camp

Ohio Wesleyan University Junior League (OWjL) of Columbus is a residential summer camp program of challenge and enrichment for central Ohio’s gifted and talented middle school students currently (at time of application) in grades 6-8. Visit the OWjL website for more information on this summer camp.  


The programs offered at STEM-U are designed by a group of STEM professionals and educators who know what it takes to bridge knowledge acquired at school and skills needed to succeed in the real world. Our programs are designed to be engaging and fun and incorporate cool new tools and technologies to building critical thinking and problem solving skills at an early age. Visit the STEM-U website for more information about classes offered.  

Ohio 4-H Youth Development Science Saturdays

4-H Science Saturdays are held during the academic year at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. They are designed to connect children in grades three-six with the science and research that occurs everyday at The Ohio State U‚Äčniversity. Faculty, staff and researchers present hands-on activities that introduce youth to a wide variety of science-based topics.  For more information about Science Saturdays, visit the 4-H website.  

Classroom Antics Columbus Summer Camps

Classroom Antics fuels your child’s passion for STEM. Our summer camps are taught by professional educators, equipped with excellent classroom management skills. For more information about STEM summer camps, visit the Classroom Antics website.  

Seventh Annual Student Editorial Contest

New York Times has created an opportunity for students to share their opinion.  Choose a topic that you care about, gather evidence from sources and write a concise editorial to convince readers of your view.  The contest runs from February 13 - March 31.  See the site for more details.

STEM Writing Contest

The New York Times invites students to choose an issue or question in science, technology, engineering, math or health that interests them and write a 500 word essay that will engage and enlighten readers.  The deadline to submit your essay is March 3, 2020. See the site for more details.

Would you like to publish your poems or show your art?

Adonis Design Press is accepting submissions from teens to publish.  If your work is selected you will receive a free copy of the book. For more information visit the Adonis Design Press website. The deadline to submit your work is March 6, 2020