Teens & Young Adults

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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Community-Based Workforce Programs

Y.O.U. community-based programs help more than 3,000 teens and young adults annually, connecting them to career pathways through summer and year round jobs, internships and industry specific credential training programs. These programs are offered in collaboration with Ohio Means Jobs and other workforce and health and human services organizations.

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School-based Workforce Programs

Y.O.U. school-based programs help hundreds of teens annually overcome barriers related to poverty – violence, drugs, abuse and low-expectations, to name a few — while building employability skills, learning entrepreneurship skills, and obtaining internships and their first work experiences.  Y.O.U. programs help teens graduate high school and go on to a career pathway through higher education, a certification program or an entry-level job.