Cincinnati Youth Services
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Youth Services

Students who walk through our doors looking for new life experiences have come to the right place. Our Youth Services program offers students an opportunity to expand their horizons beyond the classroom. We plan fun and engaging activities that take place in a nurturing and safe environment. Creative classroom instruction, projects and real-world experiences give students a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their talents. The innovative program empowers students to create a new legacy of success for themselves and their family.

After School League (ASL)

The After School League is based at Cincinnati Public School’s Woodward Career Technical High School at 7005 Reading Road in Bond Hill. Each year, we interact with nearly 500 students through the program. We help youth succeed in school and life by supporting their social and emotional development, academic success and career exploration and planning. Caring adults, both staff and volunteers, create a safe environment for youth toCPS logo explore their talents, strengths and future opportunities. Students have attended college workshops, experienced cultural classes such as African-Drum lessons, basic-culinary skills, and explored the field of Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math (STEAM).

The program is open to all Cincinnati Public Schools students. Ready to enroll or volunteer as a tutor or mentor? Email gcul@ulgso.org.

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Urban Champions

The Urban Champions program at the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is a holistic and integrated approach to preparing youth to successfully enter the workforce and maintain employment throughout their lives. Students have an opportunity to explore career opportunities and develop personal and leadership skills through the program. Urban Champions empowers youth to take on new challenges and responsibilities with confidence.  The Urban Champions program merges work readiness training with academic success supports, opportunities to earn industry recognized credentials, financial literacy and accessing resources from the education and business sectors. Through our integrated approach, youth explore careers, understand how to advance in those careers, achieve academic success and develop personal leadership skills.

Youth to Work Program (Y2WK)

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ULGSO is a key partner in the City of Cincinnati’s Youth to Work (Y2WK) Consortium.  The Summer Youth Employment Program brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and private corporations to offer employment and internship opportunities to youth ages 14-18. Y2WK is a popular program with our youth. It’s a wonderful opportunity for participants to not only gain valuable job skills and career knowledge, but students also earn an hourly wage. They learn career and life skills that put them on the path to becoming successful 21st Century leaders, employers and entrepreneurs. Students have worked with the following employers:

  • City of Cincinnati
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Cincinnati Parks
  • Cincinnati Recreation Commission
  • Police Cadet Program
  • MSD/Waterworks Intern Academy
  • Artworks Cincinnati
  • Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio