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Media Alert: Cleveland Fed and workforce development nonprofit host jobs boot camp

This Friday, November 3, 2017, more than a hundred Northeast Ohio students from Cleveland–area schools will engage in an intensive, hands–on, job skills workshop at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The Jobs Boot Camp is 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 is the highlight of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Financial Education Day. More than 30 volunteers from Y.O.U. and the Bank will coach students on job seeking and retention skills as well as their personal finance knowledge. Teens will sit 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 include the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools of Glenville, John Adams, John F. Kennedy, and Lincoln–West as well as Thomas W. Harvey High School in Painesville, Shaw in East Cleveland and the Horizon Science Academy.

News media are invited to attend the day long program beginning at 10:00am and running until 2:15pm with a lunch scheduled at noon. A photo ID is necessary for admittance.

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.

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