Office of PIOYYA

Expanded Programs & Youth Employment

Expanded Programs

The Office of Prevention, Intervention, and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults provides expanded programs as described in the seasonal Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers (NRRCs) Guide [PDF]. Once you have determined which program(s) you would like to attend, please complete the registration form. If you do not have access to the electronic version, you may complete the registration form by printing and completing the form and submitting it to your NRRC.

Youth Employment

The Mayor’s Office of Prevention, Intervention, and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults partners with Youth Opportunities Unlimited to provide both summer and year-round work experiences to Cleveland youth ages 14 – 19 who are in high school or who have just graduated. Work experiences typically are six weeks. Placement opportunities include training opportunities in aviation, maritime, culinary, and healthcare, as well as positions in city recreation centers, pools, neighborhood-based community development agencies, arts agencies, and schools.

During the work experience, youth participate in life skill/job readiness training that includes themes that focus on communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and adaptability. The program also includes a financial literacy component that teaches the youth about banking/savings and understanding how to navigate taxes and deductions.

Applications for summer youth employment are now being accepted through May 1st, 2024.

2024 Summer Jobs Flyer

2024 Summer Jobs Flyer (Spanish)

Community Service

During the Summer Seasonal Expanded Programs sessions, youth ages 10 – 14 are provided opportunities to participate in community service projects. Some of these projects pay a small stipend for participation. These programs are pre-employment programs that teach our younger youth critical “soft skills” that help make individuals successful in employment and life.