• Friendly Inn Settlement, 2386 Unwin Rd, Cleveland, OH 44104

Youth Programs

Friendly Inn’s Youth Programs provide daily activities, Monday thru Friday, for the youth in the Central community. Our programs focus on reading, math and character building education. The After School provides a daily meal to all our participants.

Out of School Time Activities

Friendly Inn’s Youth Programs are a part of the MyCom community and serves as the lead agency for the Central Neighborhood. MyCom is a network of people who believe that youth development is a direct path to healthy, safe communities for everyone. In this partnership we build strengths in young people and their neighborhoods by connecting them to existing programs and resources, and funding opportunities for positive growth.


1st – 5th grade group meets weekdays 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Along with the three modules, the 1st-8th grade components also include educational enrichment, mentoring, small group activities, computer lab, and exposure and recreation activities.

6th - 12th grade group meets every Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Along with the three modules, the evening group components include small group activities, college/career exploration fair and tours, job preparedness, life skills, book club, computer lab, field trips, and recreational activities.

Wraparound Program

Wraparound Initiative – East Tech High School

United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District partnered to implement wraparound strategies. A wraparound initiative organizes and integrates social service resources around students to eliminate barriers to learning as well as engages families and community members in the success of our students. The goal is to turn around the students’ performance by addressing obstacles to learning. Friendly Inn serves as the lead agency for East Technical High School and as a site coordinator based in the school. The initiative creates an environment where academics, social services and health intersect and are focused on the students’ success. Wraparound is an individualized approach to assisting families with achieving goals and positive outcomes by identifying a team that will develop, design, and implement a plan of care. A very important component of the strategy is the engagement of families and community members and the evolution of the school to a community center where everyone meets with one purpose: To graduate our kids.

Must be a resident of the Central community, currently not involved with Department of Children and Family Services and child must be between 5-17 and experiencing challenges at home, at school, or with family.

Summer Achievement

A six-week summer enrichment program for 2nd to 5th grade. This program has two licensed teachers that provide daily instruction in reading and math, weekly enrichment activities, breakfast and lunch, as well as, cultural arts, social emotional, health and fitness activities.