A successful Youth Career Olympics event!

A successful Youth Career Olympics event!

2016 Youth Career Olympics

Student Success

On April 28th, 150 students from Youth Opportunity Unlimited’s (Y.O.U.’s) in-school and after-school programs participated in our annual Youth Career Olympics. outh Career Olympics is a 10-event competition that showcases our students job-readiness and job-seeking skills in an exciting competitive environment. Competitions include: Budgeting for Life, Community Service, Corporate Team Challenge, Decision Making, Employment Application Review, Employment Interview, Employment Skills Test, Program Cover Design, Public Speaking and Visual Display.

Public Speaking winner Basia Morris-Burton from Primetime at MLK Library presents her winning speech to a packed auditorium at the Victory Celebration.

Public Speaking winner Basia Morris-Burton from Primetime at MLK Library presents her winning speech to a packed auditorium at the Victory Celebration.

Volunteers

More than 60 business volunteers from 16 different area companies volunteered their time, treasure and talents to this year’s Youth Career Olympics, including coaches who visited schools and prepared students for the event, judges who evaluated students’ efforts during the competitions, and event volunteers who helped set up the event and register and guide guests.

Special thanks to Y.O.U. Board Members Kathy Pierce, Dave Krabill, and Sharon C. Reaves for chairing the event; the Cleveland Clinic for hosting at its beautiful Lyndhurst facility; WKYC News Anchor and Reporter Tiffany Tarpley, for emceeing the Victory Celebration; and Maxie Jackson III, Station Manager from 90.3 WCPN for delivering the keynote address!

Glenville student Adrien Grant won Corporate Team Challenge with coaching from volunteer Danielle Hutter from Findley Davies.

Sponsorships & Opportunities

More than 30 organizations participated in the CVS Opportunity Fair, offering students information on available education and employment opportunities in
Northeast Ohio!

This year, 25 local companies made a significant financial investment in support of our Youth Career Olympics!  Y.O.U. says THANK YOU to all of our corporate sponsors for making this year’s YCO such a marvelous success!

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