How We Help

The goal of the OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County (OMJ|CC) Youth Program is to ensure that the academic, training, post-secondary education and employment needs of young people are met.  Services are provided through the Youth Resource Center and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Service Providers.

Youth Resource Center (YRC)

Located at the OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County, 1020 Bolivar Road, 2nd floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, the Youth Resource Center (YRC) will provide youth 14 – 23 years connection to barrier removal services and assistance in seeking and securing employment through:  
  • GED tutoring and practice test
  • Career exploration tools
  • Case management/community resources and referrals
  • Computer Lab for Internet
  • Job Search Job Club – to share openings and learn tips on securing a job
  • Workshops, including:   Financial Literacy Interviewing, and Navigating the College Scene  
The YRC is also home to the Youth Leaders Committee


Y.O.U. helps match thousands of teenagers from Cuyahoga County, ages
14-18 to meaningful summer work experiences through our Summer Youth Employment Program.

REGISTRATION OPENS: Registration for the 2015 Cuyahoga County Youth Summer Employment Program on

  • To register, youth will need a computer or a smartphone that’s connected to the internet, their Social Security number, email address, and their emergency contact information.
  • Please note: registering for the program does not guarantee that you will be selected to have your eligibility determined.
  • If youth/families are invited to have their eligibility determined, they will need the following documents: Birth certificate; Photo ID; Social Security Card; in most cases families will need to meet income eligibility guidelines

What happens after I register? Once registered, you will be part of a random selection process. You will be contacted if you have been selected for the next step of the program. Y.O.U. will email or call you by June 15th if you have been selected to go further in the process and apply for a position. Please do NOT call OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County.

Questions? Call the Y.O.U. Summer Jobs Info line at (216) 776‐3900 anytime for recorded information.

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Workforce Investment Act Youth Program

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program provides economically disadvantaged young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 with year-round employment and training services. Youth must be economically disadvantaged and must have at least one of the following barriers to employment in order to be eligible for services: Basic skills deficient, school dropout, homeless, runaway or in foster care, pregnant or parenting, offender, or requires additional assistance to complete and educational program or secure and hold employment.
Click the links below for a directory of WIA Youth Service Providers
In-school Directory  Out-of-school Directory

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