OCYL: The Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth & Learning

Office of Children, Youth, and LearningClick here to register! 

About Us

The Office of Children, Youth, and Learning (OCYL) is a one-of-a-kind education center that supports children and youth as they learn, grow, and achieve their fullest potential. Our mission is to help foster a comprehensive learning environment for the first two decades of their lives.

Located at the Cumberland Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Suite 2

At OCYL, we believe that the out-of-school-time (OST) hours and preschool years provide an invaluable opportunity for each child to engage and explore in their own learning through unique, enriching educational programs. Our initiatives include Early Childhood Education, STEAMshop Programs and Backpack to Briefcase- Youth Development Programs. 

OCYL is committed to supporting the development of life-long skills necessary to succeed: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, social-emotional awareness, and a sense of community.

OCYL Spring Schedule

About Youth Development Programs

Backpack to BriefcaseIn these programs, teens have access to civic engagement opportunities, can try out various leadership roles, learn personal responsibility, and explore and prepare for college and career while becoming agents of change in their own lives. Join the Cumberland Youth Commission, attend leadership camps, and make an appointment for college advising or participate in our new Expressive Arts & Wellness programs!


  • Grades: 7th to 12th Grade
  • School Year Programs: College Advising, Art Portfolio Reviews, Cumberland Youth Commission and "Our Minds Matter", Expressive Arts and Wellness clubs & programs 
  • Summer: Cumberland Leadership Academy, Expressive Arts & Wellness Camps, Prepare RI Internships for rising Seniors
  • Volunteering
  • Summer Camp programs will open for registration on March 6th @ Noon!
  • Expressive Arts Brochure

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