Y.O.U. Summer Youth Employment Program Registration Now Open

Register to be part of Y.O.U.'s Summer Youth Employment Program today at www.youthopportunities.org.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) opened registration for its 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014. The program matches teenagers from Cuyahoga County, ages 14-18, to meaningful summer work experiences in the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors.

Y.O.U. manages the largest array of employment programs for youth in Cuyahoga County, including part-time and summer jobs and internship experiences in the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. Y.O.U.’s Summer Youth Employment Program provides youth with a meaningful summer work experience, a connection to caring adults, and the skills necessary for lifelong earning. Y.O.U matches anywhere from 700 to 3,500 youth to summer employment opportunities depending on the amount of funding available to us through foundation, city, county, state and federal dollars.

Youth wishing to participate in the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program must register online at www.youthopportunities.orgRegistration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014. In 2013, over 12,000 youth registered to work through our online registration process; Y.O.U. employed 3,189 teens who earned $3.25 million in wages.

Employers wishing to work with teen in the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program must also register online at www.youthopportunities.org. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2014.

Summer employment means so much more than a paycheck for the youth in our programs: employment provides teens with a safe constructive summer experience; it deters them from getting into or causing trouble; it allows teens to learn firsthand about the workplace and to develop skills and experience; it often helps teens explore careers and identify personal career goals; and it provides opportunities for mentoring and future employment.

Emily Bacha

Y.O.U. is Northeast Ohio’s leading youth workforce development organization. We provide workforce preparation, job placement, and youth development programs to at-risk youth, ages 14-19, who live with families at or below poverty in Cuyahoga County.

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