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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.


  • 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 1, 2019 at 12:00PM. All applications must be submitted to APDS 1409 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205.  We will not accept payments or applications prior to April 1st. 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 household 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.