Posts tagged Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Youth Opportunities Unlimited Receives $20,000 Grant from the Starbucks Foundation

Y.O.U is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Starbucks Foundation as part of its new Opportunity for All initiative. Funds from the grant will allow Y.O.U. to continue to strengthen its operations and school-based and community-based workforce programs. Y.O.U. is the only nonprofit in the state of Ohio to receive the grant from the Starbucks Foundation.

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Y.O.U. Awarded Grant from The Veale Foundation

Y.O.U. received a grant from The Veale Foundation for $130,000. The 2017 -2018 academic year award is for E CITY participation in The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum. The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is a growing network of high schools in Northeast Ohio that equips students with an entrepreneurial mindset and essential skills through exceptional education and real world experiences in entrepreneurship.

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Y.O.U. Receives Grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation

Y.O.U. was awarded a $150,000 grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation. Funds from the two-year grant will go towards the Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG) program. The grant is part of Westfield’s Family Stability portfolio, a key mission impact area of giving.

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Mayor’s Neighborhood Corps Wraps Up Summer Projects

Summer has come to a close for the 73 youth participating in the Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Neighborhood Corps and, at a wrap-up party, all eight teams assembled and shared their projects and learning experiences.

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JOG Expands to Three New High Schools

The 2017-18 school year is almost upon us, and Y.O.U. is excited to welcome to the JOG program students from Washington Park High School in Cleveland, and Lorain and Oberlin high schools in Lorain County.

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Y.O.U. Opens Two New Locations

Y.O.U. is growing! We now have four offices to call home; Y.O.U. – Sterling (1255 Euclid Avenue); Y.O.U. - United Way (1361 Euclid Ave); YRC (1910 Carnegie Avenue); and Y.O.U. - Summer Youth Employment at the Post Office Plaza. The two newest offices house the Young Adult Resource Center at Ohio Means Jobs and the Day One and ProPath programs.

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JOG Graduate Sets His Sites on Mercyhurst University

When Adrien Grant stepped to the microphone to deliver his award-winning speech at the Youth Career Olympics Victory Celebration, he knew what he wanted to do; inspire his fellow competitors to take small steps that can lead to big bonuses in life.

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Y.O.U. Partners with Mayor Jackson’s Violence Reduction Initiative

Y.O.U. and Mayor Frank Jackson have partnered to add more jobs and create more opportunities for teens and young adults in Cleveland.  It’s all part of the City of Cleveland and Mayor Jackson’s initiative to reduce violence and crime through the Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults.

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Pablo Arredondo Named 2017 E CITY Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Pablo Arredondo, CEO of Whisker Wear, was named the 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year.  Whisker Wear is a slip-on dog or cat collar cover with a snap-on bow tie or flower accessory.  Arredondo, a sophomore at Thomas W. Harvey High School, will now prepare to present his business in New York City at the NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) National Competition.

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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.

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The Young Entrepreneur of the Year will come from E CITY

As the academic year begins to wind down, the E CITY students are preparing their pitches for the E CITY Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. The preliminary round, in classrooms around Northeast Ohio begins in April, when entrepreneurs contend for their school’s top spot, and ultimately, the chance to move on to the final NEO-based round of competition.

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Join Us for the Youth Career Olympics!

Are you ready for some friendly competition? What about the chance to see academic success and dedication pay off in the form of awards and notoriety? After an academic year filled with hard work and hours of preparation, Y.O.U.’s students are ready to show off their knowledge and skills at the annual Youth Career Olympics (YCO).

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