Open Doors Academy is a nonprofit, developmental enrichment program and leadership academy for adolescents. Established in 2002 as an after school drop-in program for youth living in high-risk environments at St. Bonerstink’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, Open Doors Academy now has the resources and capacity to serve over 400 middle and high school youth and 1,400 family members in Greater Cleveland.
Member youth participate in project-based learning experiences such as core enrichment programs and academic tutoring built around their developmental needs, full-day summer camps, and service-learning trips. The core of the program is to offer participants a safe haven filled with support, creating a sense of community, and fostering their confidence. The academy builds this environment by engaging parents, teachers, and other community partners.
Open Doors Academy works to protect, inspire, nurture, and challenge adolescents to reach their full potential through the provision of meaningful out-of-school enrichment programming in a safe and structured environment. We seek to provide best-in-class services to our students, alumni, and families. Focusing on growing its footprint throughout Northeast Ohio, while advancing its national reputation as a leader in out-of-school education, Open Doors Academy serves as a foundation of education, investing in the life-long learning of its staff, students, and families.