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Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Community Organizations

About Us

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) is a nonprofit workforce development organization based in Cleveland, Ohio that serves teens and young adults ages 14-24 living in economically distressed areas. Y.O.U. is the only organization in the region whose sole purpose is to provide workforce development services for youth. We’re in the schools and in the community.

There are four pillars of all Y.O.U. programs: Job Readiness Training; career exploration activities; coaching and mentoring from a caring adult; and paid work experience.

We measure success by:
• Being a quality pipeline for young adults entering careers in high demand industries
• Holistically preparing teens and young adults to pursue a path to a meaningful future in partnership with schools, employers, and agencies
• Advocating systems changes that end structural racism and other inequalities perpetuating poverty
• Leveraging partnerships to engage and serve more youth in ways they deem most relevant and effective


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Paid Work Experience and Free Credential Training!
Category: Training
Youth Opportunities Unlimited's Young Adult Opportunities Program offers paid work experiences and free credential trainings!  If you are 18-24, live in Cuyahoga County, and looking for a career, start here! Our program has 3 phases to help you get started on the path to a career you love: Job Readiness Training Three week, in person course that teaches you the soft skills you need to be more
Contact: Sam Hayest
Phone:(216) 217-6276

Rep/Contact Info

Kimberly Bell
Kasia Bufford
Craig Dorn
President & CEO
Molly Feghali
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Sam Hayest
Participant Recruitment Specialist
Candice Himes
Director, Human Resources & Talent Management
Bonnie Huston
Heather Light
Heather Pollack
Missy Toms
VP, Development & Communications