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The Africentric Personal Development Shop (APDS) news and events page highlights upcoming events, important news updates, APDS outreach and the communal activities we sponsor and support.

APDS 30 Year Anniversary Celebration

For 30 years, APDS has provided direct services to over 20,000 families, and we are building our outreach and engagement to serve more families. APDS provides evidenced-based prevention, intervention, and treatment programs that are designed to promote and encourage self-discipline, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, build self-esteem and nurture a sense of accomplishment in those we serve. Please join us in celebrating APDS' 30-years of service in the community. APDS has helped families who have transformed their lives and encourage others who are still making the journey to success.
  • DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • TIME: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • LOCATION: The Boathouse at Confluence Park679 West Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • TICKETS: $50.00
For more information, contact APDS at (614) 253-4448, or click the button to attend.




    • Nine (9) Week Summer Program
    • Academic Common Core Based Curriculum
    • Fine Arts Enrichment Program
    • Student Health and Fitness Focused
    • Cultural Awareness Activities
    • Leadership and Character Building Activities
    • Alcohol and Drug Prevention Education


    The S.M.A.R.T. 2.0. Summer Camp will begin enrolling on April 3, 2017 at 3:00PM.  All applications must be submitted to APDS 1409 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205.  We will not accept payments or applications prior to April 3rd.  All families 275% and below the FPL (Federal Poverty Level) the cost is $250.00.  All families above the 275% the cost will be $375.  Proof of house hold size and income must be provided.


    For more information, contact us at: APDS (614)253-4448, or in person at 1409 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205.