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Youth Opportunities Unlimited - YOU

Youth Opportunities Unlimited or YOU is a Cuyahoga County nonprofit workforce development organization for teens and young adults. They offer summer jobs to high school students.

Future Connections

The University Circle Future Connections program is an eight week paid summer learning experience focused on skill, career, and personal development. The program is for rising high school seniors.

The selection process includes an application and competitive interview process. In addition to a $1,000 stipend, participants gain confidence, maturity, and self-awareness; have opportunities to network with professionals; learn workplace skills, and acquire knowledge that will assist them in their future academic and career pursuits.

Students are placed in organizations based on their career interests.

Some of the 2017 partners are: The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the Cleveland Museum of Art, NASA Glenn Research Center, The Music Settlement; University Circle Police Department, and the VA Medical Center.

Future Connections Applicant Requirements:
  • Currently a high school junior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (weighted or unweighted)
  • Be available for an interview on April 4 for the full 8 weeks of the program (Transportation provided)
  • Have at least a 90% school attendance record 
Important Dates:
  • February 1: Applications due
  • April 4: Interview Day at Great Lakes Science Center – Counselor Mary Anderson will accompany students to the interviews, transported on a school bus.
  • June 8-9: Life Skills Workshops at Dunham Tavern Museum in Cleveland
  • June 12 - July 7: Cultural Placements - Museums
  • July 10: Life Skills Workshop at Dunham Tavern Museum in Cleveland
  • July 11 - August 4: Business Placements
  • August 3: Culmination Ceremony
Apply Here


For High School Graduates
 
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential service program for young adults who want to give back to communities in need in different locations across the country. For 10 months, AmeriCorps workers are at four different work sites that engage youth, build and rehabilitate homes, clean up parks, streams, trails and shorelines, fight and prevent forest fires and help communities recover from disasters.

Many students use this program as a gap year experience after high school. Students travel, gain valuable work experience, receive room and board and limited health insurance, $4000 and about $5775 to use toward college.

More information

AmeriCorps application

Volunteer Opportunities

BVU offers a free, web-based Volunteer Center, with hundreds of volunteer opportunities to choose from. Students can search opportunities by interest, location, and the days of the week they are available.

The Volunteer Center allows students to log and track their hours at multiple organizations providing an accurate history of their work and access to volunteer opportunities during summer and holiday breaks. Students who aren’t sure about what type of volunteering they would like to do can take our Volunteer Quiz to discover his/her volunteer personality!

Cleveland Indian’s Volunteer Challenge
The Cleveland Indians celebrate volunteerism by offering 2 free game tickets to individuals who volunteer for at least 4 hours with BVU between Opening Day and August 31st. In an effort to further inspire volunteerism, the individual with the most volunteer hours logged through BVU's Volunteer Center by August 31st will be named the Indians Volunteer of the Year.  

The Saturday Tutoring Program in University Circle
Be a tutor in The Saturday Tutoring Program’s 27th year of providing free tutoring for students in grades 1-12 from school districts throughout Greater Cleveland. Volunteer any  Saturday that fits your schedule.  Come as an individual or with a group. Sessions are held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Church of the Covenant (11205 Euclid Avenue) in University Circle, across the street from University Hospitals. Materials, training, supervision, and free parking are provided.

For details, visit www.SaturdayTutoring.org.

To volunteer, email saturdaytutoring@gmail.com or call 216-421-0482 x281.

Community members may send listings of volunteer opportunities to Joy Henderson

See the Heights High Summer Opportunities Page for academic enrichment opportunities.

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