South Toledo Kids Zone

children playing at baby u

The South Toledo Kids Zone is modeled after The Harlem Children’s Zone. 1

The Zone’s purpose is to create a Cradle to Career2 pipeline.

The South Toledo Kids Zone encompasses 6,600 households from the High Level Bridge to the Toledo Zoo and between the Anthony Wayne Trail [Route 25] and the Maumee River.

map of south toledo

This area is the most diverse neighborhood in Toledo, but unfortunately, 45 percent of the residents live below the poverty line, and 39 percent did not graduate high school.3

Baby U wants to break the cycle of poverty by ensuring kids are ready to learn when they begin school.


  1. - The Harlem Children’s Zone works to “disrupt” generational poverty in Central Harlem, New York City. HCZ supports over 12,000 youth from early childhood through college.
  2. Baby U : Cradle to Career Pipeline
  3. : South Side Toledo Demographics

More inspiration can be found at Urban Impact Pittsburgh