Youth Opportunities Unlimited of Cleveland, Ohio

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Youth Opportunities Unlimited programs work to ensure every young person is ready to pursue a path to economic self-sufficiency through mentoring, workforce preparation, career exploration, and work experiences that lead to that important first job and post-secondary education or training success. Since 1982, Y.O.U. has served over 150,000 teens and young adults in Northeast Ohio.
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Youth Opportunities Unlimited is a workforce development non-profit organization based in Cleveland, Ohio that provides workforce preparation, job and internship placement, and development programs to teens and young adults ages 14-24 living in economically distressed communities. Each year, Y.O.U. helps thousands of teens and young adults in Northeast Ohio.

Mission: Y.O.U. helps teens and young adults succeed by providing educational and workforce opportunities, skill development, and access to career pathways.

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05/29/2020
Youth Opportunities Unlimited | Workforce Development in Cleveland, OH

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Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) is a nonprofit workforce development organization based in Cleveland, Ohio that serves teens and young adults ages 14-24 living in economically distressed areas in Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Lake Counties.

Looking for employment? This Wednesday, don’t miss out on the opportunity to interview/apply virtually for some awesome ...
05/18/2020

Looking for employment? This Wednesday, don’t miss out on the opportunity to interview/apply virtually for some awesome opportunities presented by Urban League of Greater Cleveland!

05/15/2020
Steve Harvey

Facebook is celebrating the Class of 2020 right now in a virtual celebration. We are so excited for our Jobs for Ohio's Graduates Seniors. COVID-19 won't get in the way of us celebrating your achievements. Congrats Grads! #Graduation2020 #MoreTogether

On May 15, Facebook and Instagram will celebrate the Class of 2020 with a graduation livestream featuring Oprah Winfrey as commencement speaker, plus Miley Cyrus, Awkwafina, and more! Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime #Graduation2020 event, as we come together to honor the high school and college students, teachers, and parents who have made this incredible achievement possible. #MoreTogether

“There is real pride in earning a paycheck......summer jobs help teens learn the value of work.”Read more about the sign...
05/05/2020
Letter to the editor: Summer jobs for youth are important

“There is real pride in earning a paycheck......summer jobs help teens learn the value of work.”

Read more about the significance of our Summer Jobs Program to the community and young people in this Letter to the Editor penned by our Board Vice Chair Amanda Petrak.

The vice chair of the Youth Opportunities Unlimited board of directors urges the community to invest in summer employment experiences for at-risk young people.

05/01/2020

Each day this week, beginning Monday, Josh and Maria Cribbs of Cribbs in the CLE: Josh and Maria Live provided our student competitors with motivating and inspiring messages!

This message about being better than your former self is probably our favorite! You can watch all of their messages on our website along with the announcement of winners!

#VirtualYCO2020

https://www.youthopportunities.org/yco-2020

Our students have worked all year long to demonstrate to employers their maturity, professionalism dedication to communi...
05/01/2020
YCO 2020 — Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Our students have worked all year long to demonstrate to employers their maturity, professionalism dedication to community service and knowledge of industries in the region.

We’ll be announcing the first, second and third place winners of the 2020 Virtual Youth Career Olympics on our website here https://www.youthopportunities.org/yco-2020 at 1:00pm.

Congratulations and good luck to all of our student competitors!

We are so proud of their hard work and dedication to continue competing during such a challenging time!
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#VirtualYCO2020

We are excited to present the 2020 Virtual Youth Career Olympics. Watch our welcome video to find out more about Y.O.U. and the Youth Career Olympics. WKYC’s Tiffany Tarpley, our host, introduces our schools and sends a special message to our students. We’re also posting inspiring messages from ...

It’s day four of the 2020 Virtual Youth Career  Olympics and today students are competing in public speaking! In this po...
04/30/2020
Public Speaking — Youth Opportunities Unlimited

It’s day four of the 2020 Virtual Youth Career Olympics and today students are competing in public speaking!

In this portion of the competition students present a three- to five-minute speech based on the program theme: “How has Jobs for Ohio's Graduates made an impact?”

Continue watching the competition by following the link below! Our student speakers are amazing and you will not be disappointed!

#VirtualYCO2020

It’s day three of our 2020 Virtual Youth Career Olympics!Today students are competing in Employment Testing, Decision Ma...
04/29/2020
Corporate Team Challenge — Youth Opportunities Unlimited

It’s day three of our 2020 Virtual Youth Career Olympics!

Today students are competing in Employment Testing, Decision Making and Employment Interviewing.

They are also competing in our Corporate Team Challenge where students showcase what they have learned about the workforce and corporate sponsors that are engaged with Y.O.U.

Visit our website to follow along!
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#VirtualYCO2020

A team of two students compete against other in a game of corporate knowledge. Students showcase what they have learned about the workforce and corporate sponsors that are engaged with and support Y.O.U.

It’s day two of our 2020 Virtual Youth Career Olympics! Today our students are showcasing their community service projec...
04/28/2020
Community Service — Youth Opportunities Unlimited

It’s day two of our 2020 Virtual Youth Career Olympics! Today our students are showcasing their community service projects!

Through community service they gain empathy; value of giving back to the community; leadership skills; hours toward graduation; and resume-worthy service!

Follow below to continue watching the competition! #VirtualYCO2020

Students participate as a team in community service activities. Through community service, they gain: empathy; value of giving back to the community; leadership skills; hours toward graduation; and resume-worthy service.

We are excited to present the 2020 Virtual Youth Career Olympics! Visit our website to watch these awesome welcome video...
04/27/2020

We are excited to present the 2020 Virtual Youth Career Olympics! Visit our website to watch these awesome welcome videos and check back daily for more exciting footage of our students hard at work!

#VirtualYCO2020

https://www.youthopportunities.org/yco-2020

04/24/2020
Click & Pledge

We’re fortunate to be able to continue to serve teens and young adults while we’re practicing physical distancing.

Since 1982, over 150,000 youth have been helped by Youth Opportunities Unlimited of Cleveland, Ohio programs. Y.O.U. helps teens and young adults, ages 14-24 living in economically distressed communities succeed by providing educational and workforce opportunities, skills development, and access to career pathways. #InItTogether

We are just days away from the 2020 Annual Youth Career Olympics! Our JOG students have worked hard all year long to com...
04/24/2020

We are just days away from the 2020 Annual Youth Career Olympics! Our JOG students have worked hard all year long to compete in 9 different employment areas.

The online competition kicks off Monday, April 27th and students will compete throughout the week! Winners will be announced May 1st at 1:00pm. Visit our website to watch and support at youthopportunities.org!
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04/20/2020
Y.O.U. Youth Career Olympics 2020

Excited to announce that our 2020 Annual Youth Career Olympics is on! Our JOG students have worked hard all year long to compete in 9 different employment areas.

The online competition kicks off Monday, April 27th and students will compete throughout the week! Winners will be announced May 1st at 1:00pm. Stay tuned for additional details!
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#VirtualYCO2020

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Our summer jobs program offers long term benefits! Read about how our participants are less likely to be charged with de...
04/13/2020
Y.O.U. summer jobs program offers long-term benefits

Our summer jobs program offers long term benefits! Read about how our participants are less likely to be charged with delinquency offenses and less likely to be incarcerated in this article recently published in Crain's Cleveland Business!

The nonprofit workforce development organization provides program participants long-lasting benefits beyond the direct work experience, according to a new study.

Although we are unable to gather at our Young Adult Resource Center (YRC) we have decided to bring the YRC to you virtua...
04/10/2020

Although we are unable to gather at our Young Adult Resource Center (YRC) we have decided to bring the YRC to you virtually.

This week we launched a space on our website to continue assisting teens and young adults.

The space will provide an online list of resources, a blog, virtual learning and an opportunity for participants to provide feedback!

Visit us anytime! 😊

https://www.youthopportunities.org/young-adult-resource-center

How are you remaining productive during this time of social distancing?We are continuing to accept applications for our ...
04/08/2020

How are you remaining productive during this time of social distancing?

We are continuing to accept applications for our Credential Training Program and work experience for young adults ages 18-24.

Visit our website and apply today. jobs.youthopportunities.org

Young adults in our IT Program are continuing their training remotely. We had three participants earn their Microsoft Te...
04/02/2020
Young adults in Y.O.U. IT program continue to succeed remotely — Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Young adults in our IT Program are continuing their training remotely. We had three participants earn their Microsoft Technology Associate certification this week!

We are proud of their accomplishments. Read about it below!

Despite challenging times, three Y.O.U. Credential Training Program participants persevered and passed exams required to earn their IT credential. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an eight-week program that offers instruction in technology fundamentals, such as managing appl

Participants from our Young Adult Opportunities Program are continuing to make a difference during COVID-19 social dista...
03/24/2020

Participants from our Young Adult Opportunities Program are continuing to make a difference during COVID-19 social distancing.

Asia is gaining valuable experience during such a critical time.

Learn more about our trainings and work experience for young adults at youthopportunities.org.

Meet Gabe a former participant of our Summer Jobs Program.Last summer Gabe was placed at his high school working with th...
03/23/2020

Meet Gabe a former participant of our Summer Jobs Program.

Last summer Gabe was placed at his high school working with the maintenance department.

His experience helped build a routine and he proved to himself that he could fulfill his work and home obligations.

To date, Gabe says he matured so much that summer and is currently saving to take driving lessons.

During COVID-19 social distancing, we are continuing to accept applications for our Summer Jobs Programs.

Teens ages 14-19 can visit our website at jobs.youthopportunities.org to apply!

Our Young Adult Resource Center located inside Ohiomeansjobs Cleveland - Cuyahoga County building is closed. We are work...
03/17/2020

Our Young Adult Resource Center located inside Ohiomeansjobs Cleveland - Cuyahoga County building is closed. We are working to provide additional updates on programs and trainings. Please stay tuned!

Today AT&T executives are speaking with young adults in our Credential Training Program.Our participants are learning ab...
03/10/2020

Today AT&T executives are speaking with young adults in our Credential Training Program.

Our participants are learning about AT&T career opportunities, speaking one on one with executives, and also applying for AT&T job opportunities on the spot.

The goal of our training programs is to prepare young adults ages 18 to 24 with opportunities that lead them to economic self sufficiency.

Visit our website to learn more about upcoming trainings and opportunities. We want to see Y.O.U. WIN!

We have so many great companies that volunteer with us to ensure that our participants are prepared for real life work e...
03/03/2020

We have so many great companies that volunteer with us to ensure that our participants are prepared for real life work experiences!

Many thanks to Moen for conducting mock interviews with students today at Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West High School!

These interviews serve as great confidence boosters and our students walk away with valuable feedback from experienced professionals.

Y.O.U. Participants recently got the opportunity to visit Progressive located in Mayfield Village.Attendees learned abou...
03/02/2020

Y.O.U. Participants recently got the opportunity to visit Progressive located in Mayfield Village.

Attendees learned about available career opportunities, toured the customer service training facility and met with Progressive Executives.

Progressive Executives had lunch with our participants, offered resume feedback and provided interview pointers!

It was a productive visit that left our participants excited about future possibilities!

Our training programs provide our participants with exposure to real life work experiences!

You can visit our website at youthopportunities.org to learn more about upcoming trainings and employment programs!

Today so far, over 60 students have been hired on the spot during our Summer Job Fair at Maple Heights High School!Kalah...
02/26/2020

Today so far, over 60 students have been hired on the spot during our Summer Job Fair at Maple Heights High School!

Kalahari Resorts Cedar Point Delaware North and Cleveland Indians engaged with and interviewed students from Greater Cleveland area schools such as South Euclid, Berea, Warrensville, Richmond and many more!

Excited to host Cleveland Metropolitan School District next month during CMSD Summer Job Fair!

Today we’re discussing the future of the workforce for our youth in a forum at The City Club of ClevelandPanelists, Y.O....
02/20/2020

Today we’re discussing the future of the workforce for our youth in a forum at The City Club of Cleveland

Panelists, Y.O.U. CEO & Pres. Craig Dorn, Towards Employment Senior Manager of Policy and Strategic Initiatives Bishara Addison and The Opportunity Exchange Leopoldo Pena Co-founder and Head of Product advised young attendees to.....

1. Figure out what you really want to do.

2. Be open and willing to explore new opportunities.

3. Take advantage of every opportunity and free resources!

Watch the full forum here https://www.youtube.com/user/WVIZPBS/videos

Mock interviews provide our participants with the confidence they need to engage in their first real interview.It allows...
02/12/2020

Mock interviews provide our participants with the confidence they need to engage in their first real interview.

It allows them to be thoughtful about their experiences and the future ahead.

Y.O.U. does more than summer jobs, we work to prepare each of our participants for careers that will lead to economic self sufficiency!

Visit our website to learn more about our employment and education programs!

Our PEEKE Internship Program provides youth with an opportunity to gain professional skills and hands-on experience whil...
02/11/2020

Our PEEKE Internship Program provides youth with an opportunity to gain professional skills and hands-on experience while earning a stipend and making professional connections in a career field of their interest!

We are currently accepting applications for hs sophomores and juniors. Swipe left for additional information or visit our website at https://www.youthopportunities.org/internships

Our Young Adult Resource Center provides a safe and positive space for young adults to build skills and continue on to a...
02/07/2020

Our Young Adult Resource Center provides a safe and positive space for young adults to build skills and continue on to a path of economic self-sufficiency!

We offer workshops and other free services such as tutoring to improve literacy and numeracy skills, support and guidance to help pass High School Equivalency Tests, Computers, WIFI and access to online resources and more.

Visit us Monday through Friday during our new hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at 1910 Carnegie Avenue on the Garden Level!

There’s still time to register for our Credential Training Program! A program that provides you with skills, training an...
02/04/2020

There’s still time to register for our Credential Training Program!

A program that provides you with skills, training and support needed to launch a new career at no cost!

Sign up TODAY! We want to see Y.O.U. WIN!

Are you 14-19 years of age? Interested in summer employment?Registration for our Summer Youth Employment Program opens t...
01/31/2020

Are you 14-19 years of age? Interested in summer employment?

Registration for our Summer Youth Employment Program opens tomorrow, February 1!

Don’t miss out on the chance to earn extra cash and meaningful work experiences!

Registration closes May 1!

Meet Isaiah! A graduate of our Customer Care Program.He is currently employed full-time earning a livable wage with one ...
01/29/2020

Meet Isaiah! A graduate of our Customer Care Program.

He is currently employed full-time earning a livable wage with one of our partners, an opportunity earned through our training!

Y.O.U.’s Credential Training Program provides young adults ages 18 to 24 with opportunities to pursue credentials that lead to permanent employment!

Sign up today. Visit our website at http://jobs.youthopportunities.org for additional details!

Today our recruitment specialists are busy canvassing the neighborhoods in search of participants interested in joining ...
01/27/2020

Today our recruitment specialists are busy canvassing the neighborhoods in search of participants interested in joining our work experience program.

Interested unemployed young adults between the ages of 18-24 can visit our website for additional info. http://Jobs.youthopportunities.org

Our Young Adult Resource Center (YRC) provides additional support for young adults ages 14 to 24. Operated on behalf of ...
01/24/2020

Our Young Adult Resource Center (YRC) provides additional support for young adults ages 14 to 24.

Operated on behalf of Ohiomeansjobs Cleveland - Cuyahoga County in collaboration with Towards Employment, the YRC connects young adults to a vast array of services including job readiness training and credentialing programs.

We are open Monday–Friday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at 1910 Carnegie Avenue, Garden Level, Cleveland

Stop in today! We want to see Y.O.U. WIN!

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1361 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
44115-1819

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(216) 566-5445

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Y.O.U. helps teens and young adults succeed by providing educational and workforce opportunities, skills development, and access to career pathways.

Y.O.U.’s programs and services are focused on ensuring these individuals are ready to pursue a path to economic self-sufficiency through mentoring, employability skills training, industry-based credential training, career exploration, jobs, and internships.

Y.O.U.’s goal is to see that teens and young adults in Northeast Ohio are well prepared to enter the workforce. Y.O.U. is deeply committed to collaborating with other local youth-serving organizations to build the strongest workforce network possible.

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