Help for Youth to Stay in School or Find Employment
Learning, Earning and Parenting
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) is a program administered by Hamilton County Job and Family Services to help young parents graduate from high school or obtain a GED.
LEAP rewards students for enrolling in school, attending school regularly and graduating from school.
Students may be eligible for LEAP if he or she is under age 19, does not have a high school diploma or GED, is receiving or applying for cash assistance and is either pregnant or lives with his/her child.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact LEAP-CM@jfs.hamilton-co.org.
In addition to the services offered to adults, Workforce Development offers several programs to youth, age 14 to 24 to help them finish school or alternatively, find a job. For more information about the services available, contact the providers below.
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative/Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates
Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates help youth that have significant barriers to success earn a high school diploma and make a successful transition to a career or higher education. They serve 14 to 21 year old youth in three Cincinnati Public Schools: Oyler School, Western Hills University High School and Aiken-New Tech School, as well as in two county schools: North College Hill High School and Winton Woods High School.
For more information go to: http://www.cycyouth.org/
Santa Maria/Literacy Center West
Santa Maria/Literacy Center West (SM/LCW) serves 16 to 24 year old out-of-school youth. These youth face multiple barriers to employment such as dropping out of high school, emancipating from foster care, pregnant or parents, a history of mental illness or learning disabilities, living in high-poverty areas, English language learners and prior offenders or those at high risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
For more information go to: https://www.santamaria-cincy.org/
ResCare will serve 16 to 24 year old out-of-school youth multiple barriers to employment. They will provide case management, community involvement and youth engagement throughout the program. The youth they will serve face multiple barriers to employment such as dropping out of high school, emancipating from foster care, pregnant or parents, a history of mental illness or learning disabilities, living in high-poverty areas, English language learners and prior offenders or those at high risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
For more information about ResCare, call 513-271-0708.