E CITY Winner!
E CITY Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition Congratulations to this year's E CITY Young Entrepreneur of the Year’s 1st Place winner Mykia Woodard! Mykia is a graduating senior at Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s John Marshall High School. Her idea, "Save A Life," proposes to sell straws that change color when in contact with a narcotic-laced beverage. This year’s grand prize winner, Mykia received $1,000 from Y.O.U. to help fund her business idea, a trip to New York City to participate in the National NFTE Competition, and the title of E CITY Young Entrepreneur of the Year. In addition, she will be recognized at Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Gala in spring. Other finalist products included comfortable women’s clothing, one-of-a-kind charms with a positive message, purse organizers, soft hair bands, and cruelty-free card holders. Y.O.U. would like to thank the following E City program sponsors: Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum, and Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio. We would also like to thank event sponsors Dollar Bank, FairmontSantrol, Huntington Bank, PNC, KeyBank, John Carroll University, Federal Process Corporation, and Robert Half International. And special thank you goes out to the business volunteers who workContinue Reading
2017 Youth Career Olympics - Competition, Dedication, and Inspiration
Over 150 Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG) students from Cuyahoga and Lake Counties gathered at Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus to showcase a year’s worth of business knowledge at the annual Youth Career Olympics. The 10-event competition tests participants on job readiness and employment skills in an exciting, fast-paced environment. This year, the competition was more intense than ever before as students from each school arrived on the morning of April 26th dressed to impress, prepared, and confident they have what it takes to finish among the best of the best at YCO. Competitions included 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. While students were busy focusing on their events, more than 30 sponsors, dozens of volunteers, and 35 companies were supporting the students' YCO endeavor through hours of volunteerism (mock interviews, resume building, coaching, judging, etc.), financial contributions, and donations. In addition to the competitive events, students had the chance to meet and network with local businesses looking to fill open positions at the CVS Opportunity Fair. In total, 35 companies were on hand to talk to students about education and employmentContinue Reading