EW Youth Programs
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EnterpriseWorks promotes high school graduation and self-sufficiency by teaching middle school students the connection between education and career and life
fulfillment. The organization's two youth programs are the Career Center for Youth after school program and the Summer Experience Day Camp. Both programs offer career exploration
opportunities (with a science careers emphasis) and instruction in self-sufficiency skills to low and moderate-income, middle school age students in Franklin County, Ohio.
Career Center for Youth
Career Center for Youth (CCFY) programs are conducted at partner school sites in the Columbus and Southwestern City School Districts. The program's six stepping stones to self-sufficiency are:
Career Exploration with a science careers emphasis
Life Skills and Work Skills
CCFY is a highly interactive program that engages students through direct instruction and discussion, hands-on activities, computer based exploration, group projects, role playing, guest speaker sessions and field trips. The relationship between education and career and life fulfillment is always emphasized. School partners for the 2012-13 academic year are: Galloway Ridge Intermediate School, Medina Middle School, Starling Middle School, Westmoor Middle School and Yorktown Middle School.
Summer Experience Day Camp
Summer Experience Day Camp is a week-long, career exploration program with a science careers emphasis. Camp is held each June for students completing 5th or 6th grade who reside in Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by the City of Columbus, camp is offered at no cost to low and moderate-income youth. Like all EW youth programs, Summer Experience is highly interactive. Campers learn specific career information before participating in related hands-on activities and field trips each day. Swimming and outdoor recreation are also part of the camp itinerary. Lunches and snacks are provided at no cost. Parents or guardians should call 614-228-1043 for camp information and registration.
EW youth services began in 1999 with the Career Center for Youth (CCFY) initiative funded as a pilot program by Fifth Third Bank.
Today, EW's Career Center for Youth is proud to continue a twelve-year relationship with Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services and an eleven-year partnership with the City of Columbus. The organization became a member agency of United Way of Central Ohio (UWCO) in 2010, receving support for CCFY. The City of Columbus, UWCO and FCDJFS play an important role in helping EnterpriseWorks direct and encourage youth to complete high school, pursue career goals and achieve self-sufficiency. Your generous donation can help to provide staff, program supplies, transportation and much needed hats, gloves, coats and hygiene supplies for middle school youth in EW programs.