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Press Release

Area Teens to Attend November 14 Job Skills Boot Camp Hosted by Cleveland Fed and Y.O.U.

Interviewing and resume writing are two of the skills area teens will be honing at a Job Skills Boot Camp on Friday, November 14, 2014. The workshop is being held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and will be hosted by the Reserve Bank and Cleveland-based Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.). 

The 75 teens participating in the Boot Camp attend the following northeast Ohio high schools:

  • Cleveland Central Catholic High School, Cleveland
  • Glenville High School, Cleveland
  • John F. Kennedy High School, Cleveland
  • Horizon Science Academy, Cleveland
  • Shaw High School, East Cleveland
  • Thomas W. Harvey High School, Painesville

Each teen will create a resume with guidance from business volunteers, who will also conduct mock interviews. The Boot Camp will also offer advice on employer expectations and keeping a job. Through a combination of one-on-one coaching, small group presentation and interactive activities, students emerge more confident and better prepared to face employers and the challenging job market.

Teen Employment and Y.O.U.

Y.O.U. 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 County. A job or internship may last just a few weeks, but it can profoundly impact youth in many ways:

  • Y.O.U. serves teens living in communities that are high  poverty, so a teen’s income matters a lot to their family
  • Teens develop important job experience and the foundation to the next job
  • Teens learn first-hand about a career path and whether they want to pursue it
  • Many teens receive mentoring and other benefits from their supervisor or others

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. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to 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.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479