Youth of the Nation: CLE
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Youth of the Nation: CLE

How are the inner city youth of Cleveland faring? What are our community organizations doing to address their struggles and bring solutions to improve their well-being?

Former Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes identified five key elements essential to building an inclusive city: “Improved educational attainment, affordable and viable housing, better health care delivery, meaningful training and jobs, transparent community-oriented policing and advancements in the social and environmental factors that surround these elements must be a priority.”

Join us as a panel of representatives from five Cleveland nonprofits share the work they are doing to address Mayor Stokes’ pillars of inclusivity:

  • Food and Nutrition: Cleveland Food Bank

  • Arts: Karamu House

  • Shelter and Homelessness: YWCA’s A Place 4 Me

  • Workforce Development: Youth Opportunities Unlimited

  • Safety and Health: NEOMED-Cleveland State University

Margaret Bernstein, Director of Advocacy & Community Initiatives and Executive Producer, We The People at WKYC-TV, will serve as the moderator.

Tickets: $10, includes program and refreshments

This program is sponsored by Connect Y.O.U., a young professional organization supporting Y.O.U. through volunteerism and advocacy.



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Ninth Annual Austin Carr Celebrity Golf Invitational
Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

Ninth Annual Austin Carr Celebrity Golf Invitational

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Join us and Cavs legend Austin Carr for a great day of golf and networking, all in support of Y.O.U. youth and services!

Each golfer receives lunch, buffet dinner, tee favors, play with a local celebrity, and an opportunity to meet Y.O.U. youth.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:30 am: Registration, driving range, and silent auction open

  • 11 am: Shot Gun start/scramble

  • 4:30 pm: Dinner and awards

Sponsorship opportunities range from $7,500 to $750. Individual Golfers: $500. Dinner only guest: $50. Deadline: July 19, 2019

For a full list of sponsorship opportunities, visit here. Questions? Email Marc Nathanson, or call 216-566-5445, ext. 350.

Celebrities for 2018 included Zack Bruell, Ken Carman, Joe Charboneau, Bruce Drennan, Jimmy Hanlin, Jenn Harcher, Al Jenkins, Zoran Karic, Ernie Kellerman, Betsy Kling, Anthony Lima, Hector Marinaro, Cleo Miller, Rod Morris, Jason Nicholas, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Greg Priutt, Campy Russell, Bud Shaw, Frank Stams, and Paul Warfield.

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E CITY Competition & Happy Hour
May
2
5:00 PM17:00

E CITY Competition & Happy Hour

Interested in seeing what our 'business mentors' have been working on in the schools all spring semester with their students? Come and get exclusive access to the regional competition of the E CITY course to see the final 'pitches' in action.

SCHEDULE

Doors Open: 4:30 pm
Competition Begins: 5 pm
Reception: 6 pm
Happy Hour Networking: 6:30/7 pm

The E CITY Competition takes place at Ernst & Young. The Happy Hour will be at Thirsty Dog, 1075 Old River Rd., Cleveland.

Tickets are $10 for Connect Y.O.U. members and $15 for nonmembers. To join Connect Y.O.U., visit here.

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E CITY Entrepreneur of the Year Competition
May
2
4:30 PM16:30

E CITY Entrepreneur of the Year Competition

2018 Winner Mykia Woodard

2018 Winner Mykia Woodard

Come see the region's top high school entrepreneurs as they compete for the top prize of Entrepreneur of the Year. All are welcome to cheer on E CITY youth while they present the products they've developed over the past school year.

Schedule of Events

  • Doors open: 4:30 pm

  • Program: 5 pm

  • Reception: 6 pm

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required to attend.

E CITY helps teens develop an entrepreneurial mindset and acquire financial capabilities by learning how to create business plans and conduct market research using the award-winning Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) curriculum. E CITY also provides employability skills and connects youth with employment and college access.

Are you a company or entrepreneur committed to supporting the entrepreneurial spirit in our young people? Sponsor the Competition today!

Sponsors can: judge a competition; coach students on their business plans; enjoy networking receptions with students; and be the first to congratulate the E CITY Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $10,000 to $500. Deadline: April 26, 2019.

For a full list of sponsorship opportunities, visit here. Questions? Email Marc Nathanson, or call 216-566-5445, ext. 350.

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Youth Career Olympics
Apr
23
8:00 AM08:00

Youth Career Olympics

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Be inspired by students showcasing workforce skills they’ve developed in competitive, team-based, and solo events. The business event of the year for our future workforce.

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.

This event is open to sponsors only. Some sponsorship benefits include the following:

  • Coach and prepare a team for competition

  • Judge an event

  • Recruit students for jobs or internships at Opportunity Fair

  • Compete with students in the Corporate Team Challenge

  • Enjoy networking lunch with students

  • Attend student Victory Celebration

Sponsorship opportunities range from $15,000 to $500. Deadline: April 10, 2019.

For a full list of sponsorship opportunities, visit here. Questions? Email Marc Nathanson, or call 216-566-5445, ext. 350.





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Amazon Information Session
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Amazon Information Session

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18-24 years old? Have a high school diploma or GED?

Find a job that fits your life.

Amazon is now hiring a variety of positions with multiple shift options. Whether you're looking for a full-time job with health care benefits on your first day or a flexible part-time job, Amazon has a job for you. Plus, their new job application is faster and easier to use.

Benefits include: medical, flexible schedules, paid time off, and tuition assistance.

Learn more about Amazon job opportunities at this free information session. Parking is available on Prospect Avenue or behind the Agora Theater.

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WhirlyBall with Connect Y.O.U.
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

WhirlyBall with Connect Y.O.U.

Join Connect Y.O.U. for a fun afternoon of WhirlyBall & Networking. Two teams of five compete to get the most balls in the net.

From the Plain Dealer: "WhirlyBall is a combination of jai alai, basketball and hockey, using a machine you're more apt to see at an amusement park. The object is to take a whiffle ball from one end of the floor to the other and hit a 15-inch target cut out of a backboard that is suspended about 10 feet above the floor."

Don't miss the funnest 13-minute game you'll ever play!

SCHEDULE

  • 1 pm: Welcome and presentation

  • 2-4 pm: WhirlyBall and networking

Each player is $30. All proceeds benefit Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

For more information about WhirlyBall, visit WhirlyBall Cleveland.

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