Ashtabula County

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Trouble with schoolwork?  Having trouble getting or keeping a job?  Feeling frustrated with your lack of career options?  Need someone to talk to?  

youthOPPORTUNITIES! is a program for young people aged 14 to 24 who could use a little help to achieve their goals. youthOPPORTUNITIES! offers participants a wide variety of educational and work- oriented options to assist them in being successful in school… and in life.

What is youthOPPORTUNITIES!?

youthOPPORTUNITIES! is a community-based program in Ashtabula County that offers participants year-round access to a wide variety of services depending on their personal needs.  Our focus is placed on youth who either need help to successfully continue in school and graduate or who need assistance completing their high-school equivalency (GED) while getting and keeping a job and becoming more self-sufficient.  

What do we offer?

  • After-school programs focusing on academic tutoring, pre-employment and life skills instruction
  • Career-exploration and work experiences for youth making career decisions and learning about the world of work
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Alternate education programs for youth that have not completed high school or achieved their GED
  • Work Search Assistance providing support for individuals with specific needs
  • Transportation and other support services to assist participants in meeting their educational and employment goals
  • Other special programs or services can also be developed to meet individual needs

yO! and YOU!

Interested in participating in yO!?  Your first step is to get your hands on a yO! application. You can get one by seeing your school’s guidance counselor, stopping at your local community center or by stopping at OhioMeansJobs Ashtabula County Center at 2247 Lake Avenue in Ashtabula. They are open between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. You can also call the number below to have one mailed to you. Youth under age 18 will need a parent or legal guardian signature and all applications must be completed fully in order to be considered. All applications will be reviewed based on criteria set by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium Council of Governments (NOCCOG) Area 19 Workforce Development Board.
If you have questions regarding the programs and services offered by youthOPPORTUNITIES!, please call the OhioMeansJobs Ashtabula County Center at 440-994-1234 (1-800-935-0242) and ask for us. 

youthOPPORTUNITIES! is a program of the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Center (A-Tech) provided under a contract with the Ashtabula County Department of Job & Family Services and the Northeast Ohio Consortium Council of Governments Area 19 Workforce Development Board. 

2247 Lake Avenue
Ashtabula, OH  44004
(440) 994-1234 / 1-800-935-0242   

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