Y.O.U. JOG Student Turns Passion into a Career

When 18-year-old Christopher Bonner, a John F. Kennedy High School senior with a passion for cars, enrolled in his school’s Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG) program, an elective Y.O.U. offers to area high schools, he didn’t expect much to come of it…until he found a career.

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Missy Toms
Y.O.U. and Towards Employment Host Sen. Portman to discuss JOBS Act

Y.O.U. and Towards Employment co-hosted a roundtable with U.S. Senator Rob Portman and workforce leaders in our community, who serve young adults, on May 6 at Bloom Bakery, a Towards Employment social venture. The group discussed the “Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students” (JOBS) Act, legislation Sen. Portman introduced with U.S. Senator Tim Kaine.

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Carli Cichocki
In Memory of Brenda Stark

It is with heavy hearts we share that we have lost our dear friend and colleague Brenda Stark. She was an important and cherished member of our Y.O.U. family for more than 20 years.

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Missy Toms
15th Annual Youth Career Olympics Showcases Excellence

The Youth Career Olympics, a culmination of everything the students learned in their respective Y.O.U. Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG) courses, allowed them to demonstrate to Northeast Ohio employers their maturity, professionalism, dedication to community service, and knowledge of industries in the region.

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Missy Toms
In-Demand Jobs Week

In-Demand Jobs Week, March 11 - 15, is a week for individuals seeking work to learn about which companies are hiring, available resources, and ways to obtain skills and certifications to land in-demand jobs in Cuyahoga County.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Missy Toms
PEEKE – Y.O.U.’s New Internship Program

Y.O.U. will offer a new, selective internship program: PEEKE (Partnerships, Exploration, Experience, Knowledge, Excellence). 

The experience will accept 30 high school juniors, who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, live in Cuyahoga County, and wish to learn more about one of their potential career interests and gain professional work experience. 

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Carli Cichocki
Behind the Scenes: Y.O.U.'s Employer Relations Team

Y.O.U.’s vision is a greater community working together to ensure that every young person is ready to pursue a path to economic self-sufficiency. 

One of the ways we work towards realizing this is through our Employer Relations Team. 

A person can’t be self-sufficient without an income, and the individuals who comprise this team manage our relationships with hundreds of Northeast Ohio employers. Our employment partners make it possible for the youth we serve to quickly earn some income or pursue a work experience that allows them to learn about a potential career interest through hands-on experience.

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Carli Cichocki
JOG recognized for achieving prestigious "5 of 5 Award"

Y.O.U.’s Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates program, offered in 11 area high schools across Northeast Ohio, focuses on employability skills, career development, and leadership skills. JOG helps teens with significant barriers to graduation get on a path to post-secondary success through either permanent employment, college, credential training, or joining the military.

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Missy Toms
Y.O.U. Case Managers Committed to Young Adults

Y.O.U. Case Managers play a very important role in our work: They are among the first people a young adult meets when he or she engages with our organization. Their empathy and knowledge of our programs, young adults’ lives, and the opportunities we can make available to them play a critical role in their success.

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New Pathway to a Great Career: Customer Care

Y.O.U. is excited to offer a new program for young adults, 18-24 years old. We have partnered with Generation to offer a new career opportunity: Customer Care. Customer Care, a free program, trains future employees on how to provide excellent customer service in many different industries.

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Alumni Picnic in the Park

A beautiful evening greeted our guests for the annual Y.O.U. Alumni Picnic, August 2, 2018, at Forest Hills Park in Cleveland Heights. Alumni enjoyed good food, fellowship, and fun! More than 40 alumni of JOG, JUMP, Primetime, and ECITY reunited with their peers, learned about new Y.O.U. programs and career opportunities, and connected with former career coaches and Y.O.U. support staff.

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Y.O.U. ProPath Internship Program

Every year area students gain valuable work experience through Y.O.U.’s ProPath Internship Program. This summer 12 youth are interning at five different companies across the city obtaining valuable understanding of careers as diverse as Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Business, Management, & Administration, Health and Science Technology, Arts, and Communication.

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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.

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