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.


Community-Based Workforce Programs

Y.O.U. community-based programs help more than 4,000 teens and young adults annually, preparing them for career pathways through summer and year-round jobs, internships, and industry-specific credential training. The programs are offered in collaboration with other local workforce development and health and human service organizations.


School-based Workforce Programs

Y.O.U. school-based programs help hundreds of teens annually prepare for the workforce through classroom-based interventions focusing on career readiness, entrepreneurship training, and internships. These programs help teens graduate high school and pursue post-secondary success, teach youth how to create a business plan and prepare youth for an entry-level job.