How We Help

The goal of the OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County (OMJ|CC) Youth Program is to provide youth with every opportunity to meet their academic, post-secondary education and employment goals. OMJ|CC provides services through the Youth Resource Center and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Service Providers.


Y.O.U. helps match thousands of youth from Cuyahoga County, ages 14-24, to meaningful summer work experiences through our Summer Youth Employment Program.

REGISTRATION OPENS: Registration for the 2016 Cuyahoga County Youth Summer Employment Program OPENS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST AT 9 AM.

  • 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: Certified Birth Certificate; Photo ID; Social Security Card; in most cases families will need to meet income eligibility guidelines.
  • 14 and 15-year-olds will need work permits (see your school policy)
  • Males 18 years of age or older will need selective service verification
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 5 PM

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 30th 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.

To register, please click below:

Youth Resource Center (YRC)

Located at the OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County, 1020 Bolivar Road, 2nd floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, the Youth Resource Center (YRC) is a drop-in center for young adults ages 14 – 24. The YRC is open Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. Visitors can receive employment and career planning assistance, educational support, and case management services. Specific services include:

• Referrals to year-round WIOA Youth Providers and other community partners
• Career pathway training
• 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

More information is available at (216) 664-3352

Workforce Opportunity and Investment Act (WIOA) Youth Program

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides year-round employment, academic, and training services to out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 24 and in-school youth between the ages of 14 and 21. The program targets youth with barriers to employment.

The WIOA Youth Program provides the following program elements:
  1. Tutoring, study skills, and dropout prevention
  2. Alternative education
  3. Paid and unpaid work experiences
  4. Occupational skills training
  5. Leadership development
  6. Supportive services (transportation, child care, work uniforms, tools, etc.)
  7. Adult mentoring for 12 months
  8. Follow-up services for 12 months
  9. Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  10. Education offered concurrently with, and in the same context as, workforce preparation activities and training
  11. Financial literacy education
  12. Entrepreneurial skills training
  13. Provision of labor market information
  14. Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training.

Click the links below for a directory of 2015 – 2016 WIOA Youth Service Providers
Out-of-School Youth Provider Directory In-School Youth Provider Directory 

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