Serving High School Students within the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County

Open enrollment is now closed for WIOA In-school Youth services

Provider: CEVEC
Cuyahoga East Vocational Education Consortium

1111 SOM Center Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44143
(440) 995-7452 (click on CEVEC)

CEVEC in collaboration with multiple adult service agencies provides comprehensive vocational and work training to youth with disabilities. Youth are able to focus on the kind of work they like that leads to potential employment opportunities. Programs are designed to serve a wide range of students with the need for specialized vocational training. These programs include multiple center based, and community-based training opportunities with an emphasis on employment and the development of critical work behaviors. Referred students must have an IEP to participate.

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.

Provider: OhioGuidestone

Program: Youth One Stop - R Rules OhioGuidestone

3500 Carnegie Avenue, Building B
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(440) 260-8925

OhioGuidestone, in partnership with Collinwood High School, will utilize The R Rules: A Guide for Teens to Identify and Build Resources, based on the concepts from the work of Dr. Ruby K. Payne. The R Rules will enable youth to design a personal plan for learning, earning, and leading by encouraging students to see new possibilities, inventory personal resources, develop life plans for success, explore career pathways, and understand postsecondary opportunities. This is a curriculum for teens that was designed to help students build life skills to manage the present 3 and plan for the future they want to live. It provides targeted interventions and supports school or program goals and will be a for-credit high school elective course.

Provider: Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.)

Program: Jobs Mentoring Program (JUMP) for youth ages 14-19

1361 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Jobs Unlimited Mentoring Program is an after-school program aimed at keeping youth focused on graduating high school and college access, learning employability skills, and developing a career path in partnership with other community organizations and colleges. JUMP is delivered after-school daily by a Y.O.U. Career Coach who is stationed full-time at one of the 6 high schools located in Cleveland, East Cleveland, and Euclid. The Career Coach is there to provide one-on-one coaching and mentoring.

Program Benefits:

• Receive One-On-One Mentoring
• Develop Valuable Life Skills
• Explore College Opportunities
• Gain College Exposure
• Create a Professional Resume
• Develop Interview Skills
• Receive Employment Referrals
• Hear from Guest Speakers
• Make New Friends
• Participate in Adventure Field Trips
• Participate in Networking Opportunities
• Participate in Community Service Activities
• Participate the Y.O.U. Youth Career Olympics
• Become eligible for the Y.O.U. Summer Jobs Program

Youth will have access to all WIOA program elements. Service is available through: Euclid, Shaw, Lincoln West, and Glenville High Schools