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Breathing life
into Columbus
through the ideas
of young people.

Columbus, Ohio


What is the O2 Conference?

O2 is a platform for middle and high school students to present their ideas for meeting a wide-range of needs in the Columbus community. People of all ages buy tickets to attend the event and hear from the presenters. Each year, O2 awards $10,000 and ongoing mentoring so students can launch ideas that breathe life into Columbus.

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a need

an idea






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O2 in 5 minutes

O2 in 1 minute

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This year's conference was a great success as students presented their ideas on how to help schools thrive!


The challenges of the past two years have created many needs in Columbus. Teachers, administrators, students, and parents have all been stretched to cope with the pandemic. New ways of living are unfolding even as people try to remember how to relate to each other at school.

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You can also reach us directly at 
or 614-451-3736.

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