Youth Career Olympics, Creating Endless Oportunities

Youth Career Olympics, Creating Endless Oportunities

YOUTH CAREER OLYMPICS

Creating Endless Opportunities

 More than 250 students from Y.O.U.’s school-based program Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG) participated in the 2018 Youth Career Olympics (YCO), Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the beautiful Lyndhurst Campus of the Cleveland Clinic. WKYC News Anchor and Reporter Tiffany Tarpley served as the YCO Mistress of Ceremonies at the Victory Celebration, and Monyka S. Price, Chief of Education, City of Cleveland, delivered the keynote address.

 Youth Career Olympics is a 10-event competition that engages students in showcasing their job-readiness and job-seeking skills in an exciting 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.

 Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners!

 Employment Test

1.      Tamyris Nazario, John Marshall JOG; Mentor: Michelle Mauck

2.      Julitza Beler, Lorain JOG; Mentor: Roxanne Ocasio

3.      Antanaisha Fanning, Euclid JOG; Mentor: Ashleigh Robinson

 

 Application Review

1.      Helen Lily, Oberlin JOG; Mentor: Susan Palmentera

2.      Kayla Boyd, Glenville JOG; Mentor: Heather Goode

3.      Marica Smith, John Adams JOG; Mentor: Aaron Hayes

 

 Employment Interview

1.      Olivia Clayton, Lorain JOG; Mentor: Roxanne Ocasio

2.      Onyango Pearl, John Marshall JOG; Mentor:  Michelle Mauck

3.      Joel Martinez, John Marshall JOG; Mentor: Michelle Mauck

 

 Program Cover Design

1.      Joslynn Yeager, Lincoln West Global JOG; Mentor: Shannon Williams

2.      St. John Harris, Oberlin JOG; Mentor: Susan Palmentera

3.      Giovany Diaz, Lincoln West Comprehensive; Mentor: Kylissa Cox

 

 Visual Display

1.      Leslie Bush, John Marshall JOG; Mentor: Michelle Mauck

2.      Mickiyah Jackson, John Marshall JOG; Mentor: Michelle Mauck

3.      Sarah Zawilinski, Thomas Harvey JOG; Mentor: Jazmen Henderson

 

 Budgeting for Life

1.      Carmen Phillips, Shaw JOG; Mentor: Artemus Carter

2.      Lemill Harris, Euclid JOG; Mentor: Ashleigh Robinson

3.      Nathaniel Hughley, John Adams; Mentor:  Aaron Hayes

 

 Decision Making

1.      Mikela Herron, Oberlin JOG; Mentor: Susan Palmentera

2.      Essence Hill, John Marshall JOG; Mentor: Michelle Mauck

3.      Breanna Adams, John Marshall JOG; Mentor:  Michelle Mauck

 

 Community Service

1.      Kassidy Vance & Kiara Caraballao, John Marshall JOG; Mentor: Michelle Mauck

2.      Kansas Kennedy & Endiah Brent, Shaw JOG; Mentor: Artemus Carter

3.      Paradise Cox & Austin Bullocks, Oberlin JOG; Mentor: Susan Palmentera       

 

Corporate Team Challenge

1.      Erica Ware, Lubrizol

Mwenda Kipate & Traveonna Wicks, Lincoln West Global JOG; Mentor: Shannon Williams

2.      Jamil Lawrence, Lubrizol

Seville Campbell & Kendall McDavid, John F. Kennedy JOG; Mentor: Yolanda Veasey

3.      Chris Howse, Howse Solutions

Armani Golsby, Maple Hts ECAC JOG; Mentor: Connie Patton

 

Public Speaking

1.      Shavar Luckett, Maple Hts ECAC JOG; Mentor: Connie Patton

2.      Isabelle Olaes, Oberlin JOG; Mentor: Susan Palmentera

3.      Brie Cook, Glenville JOG; Mentor: Heather Goode

 

The event also included an Opportunity Fair, where 50 companies offered students information on available education, military, and employment opportunities in Northeast Ohio. With their resumes in hand, students networked and made meaningful connections with businesses actively looking to fill open positions.

We would like to thank the 30+ local companies that made a significant financial investment in support of and numerous volunteers who donated their time and talents to the Youth Career Olympics. 

Thank you to the coaches who visited schools to prepare students for the events, judges who evaluated students’ efforts during the competitions, and event volunteers who helped set up the event, register, and guide attendees.

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