Serving High School Students in Cuyahoga County

Provider: Cuyahoga Community College

Program: Youth Technology Academy Cuyahoga Community College

3409 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 987-6302

The Youth Technology Academy (YTA) is a one-of-a-kind program designed to provide in-school youth, ages 14-18, with engineering and technology related training. Participants are enrolled in college courses through the College Credit Plus and receive knowledge and skills in building robots. In addition youth are able to enjoy mentoring activities, academic tutoring and hands-on involvement with technology via robotics competitions.

YTA students will receive:

• Individual Youth Development
• Leadership Development
• Academic Tutoring
• Mentorship
• STEM Skills Training
• Dual enrollment in high school and college – receiving college credits
• Career Exploration
• An Unforgettable Experience!

Provider: LEAP

Program: Youth Transition: Job Link & High School/High Tech Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP)

2545 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 696-2716

LEAP's Job Link and High School/High Tech Youth Development and Transition Programs are year-round and designed for high school students with disabilities. The goal is to help these youth to stay in school, matriculate, graduate, and gain employment and/or enroll in post-secondary education.
Programming provides hard and soft skills training for employability along with services and supports to assist these youth in academic success, leading to high school graduation, post-secondary training or education, and ultimately sustainable employment (with benefits and a living wage), and self-sufficiency.

Youth with a variety of disabilities are served in 9th through 12th grade, with support for further education or training and/or job placement services offered upon graduation. Programming includes work related and independent living skill training, as well as services and supports for academic success and drop-out prevention. The target population is younger (ages 14-18) in-school youth with disabilities. Referrals of WIA eligible youth are made at the start of their 9th or 10th grade school year. Documented proof of disability is required.