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Media advisory: Cleveland Fed and Y.O.U. to Host Job Skills Boot Camp for Teens on Oct. 21

Cleveland Fed and Y.O.U. to Host Job Skills Boot Camp for Teens on October 21

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, more than 130 northeast Ohio high school students will participate in an intensive skill-building workshop at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The Boot Camp is being hosted by the Reserve Bank and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.), and marks the Federal Reserve System's Financial Education Day.

Nearly 50 Y.O.U. and Federal Reserve volunteers and staff will teach job-seeking, job-retention, and personal finance skills to at-risk youth in a fast-paced, engaging format. Each teen will create a resume with guidance from the business volunteers, who will also conduct mock interviews. The Boot Camp will also offer advice on employer expectations and keeping a job.

The students participating in the Boot Camp attend the following schools: Horizon Science Academy in Cleveland; John F. Kennedy High School, Lincoln West High School, John Adams High School, and Glenville High School in Cleveland; Shaw High School in East Cleveland; and Thomas H. Harvey High School in Painesville.

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 County.

Since its founding in 1982, Y.O.U. has served more than 150,000 youth, helping them escape the cycle of poverty and transform their lives via the most direct and cost-effective route: academic and career success.

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