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Summer Program for Oberlin Youth Ages 16-24

May 12, 2016

Oberlin College staff, faculty, and students are requested to inform eligible Oberlin youth and their families of the 2016 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Summer Youth Employment Program.

A partnership between OhioMeansJobs Lorain County and the Lorain County Department of Job & Family Services, the program places accepted Oberlin youth ages 16-24 in positions with local businesses and organizations working in fields such as advertising, eldercare, customer service, nonprofit creative arts, public library, education, early childhood care, permaculture and urban gardening, and social services. Youth employed in Oberlin will also receive ongoing soft skills training and mentoring from Oberlin College President's Public Service Fellows.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be Lorain County residents ages 16-24 receiving or qualify for any of the following:

  • Ohio Works First benefits
  • SNAP/Food Assistance benefits
  • Publicly Subsidized Child Care
  • HEAP Benefits
  • 2016 Fuel Funds

How to Apply

Application forms can be obtained from Ian Yarber, city of Oberlin recreation superintendent, by emailing iyarber@cityofoberlin.com or calling 440-775-7254 (office) or 440-396-1431 (mobile office). Applications must be brought between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to the City of Oberlin Recreation Department office at 69 South Main Street. All applicants must provide their social security card, birth certificate, and a valid photo identification at the time of application. Applicants currently enrolled in school are also asked to bring their most recent report card. A parent signature is required for any applicants under the age of 18.

Applications will be accepted until Thursday, May 19, 2016.