The Jobs Boot Camp was hosted by the Bank and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.), a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 that has helped teens earn close to $60 million in salaries and stipends through its training.
The event was the highlight of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Financial Education Day. More than 30 volunteers from Y.O.U. and the Bank coached students on job seeking and retention skills as well as their personal finance knowledge. Student sat face-to-face with mentors from local employers to conduct mock interviews, create resumes and obtain critical advice on how to find and keep a job.
Schools participating included the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools of Glenville, John Adams, John F. Kennedy, and Lincoln-West as well as Harvey High School in Painesville, Shaw in East Cleveland and the Horizon Science Academy.
More about Y.O.U.
Y.O.U. is a Northeast Ohio youth workforce development organization that provides workforce preparation, job placement, and youth development programs to at-risk youth, ages 14-19, who live with families at or below poverty in Cuyahoga, Lorain and Lake Counties. Since its founding in 1982, Y.O.U. has served more than 160,000 youth, helping them escape the cycle of poverty and transform their lives via the most direct and cost-effective route: academic and career success.
More About the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, DC, comprise the Federal Reserve System. As part of the nation’s central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of US monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.