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OhioMeansJobs Allen County has a number of programs to help youth and young adults ages 14-24 who live or work in Allen County become self-sufficient, successful adults.

Our Youth Programs help participants gain the skills, training, and education needed to follow their dreams. Through OhioMeansJobs Allen County, those eligible for the Youth Programs can receive assistance and guidance they need. While we are able to help those as young as 14 years old, most services are geared towards helping young adults, ages 18 to 24 years old, transition into adulthood.
In Ohio, youth services are provided under the umbrella of the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) which includes the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Youth Programs.
Available Benefits & Services
Education Costs
We can help students of in-demand fields with up to $15,000 in tuition and other costs including textbooks, test/certification fees, uniforms, and more.
Internships & Work
Experiences
Planned, structured learning experience that takes place in a local workplace. Internships begin at 8-weeks and are paid through OhioMeansJobs.
Financial Supportive
Services
Short-term supportive services may be available to you! These can include transportation (cab/bus, vehicle down payment, car repairs, car insurance), work clothing or uniforms, rent, and more!
Career Exploration
One-on-one assistance with career planning, researching occupations, and how to find the career that’s the best fit for you!
Personal & Professional Development
Gain personal and professional development through coaching and guidance of Career Consultant and other partners. Also have the potential to attend leadership training seminars to help grow in abilities and gain confidence in the workplace.
Financial Literacy
Learn about budgeting, creating a savings and checking accounts, and improving your credit score
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Contact us to complete a pre-screening form and see if you qualify for assistance through the Youth Programs by using the form below, emailing us at OMJAllen@jfs.ohio.gov , or calling 419-999-0360 . After we receive your pre-screening, you will hear back from one of our Career Consultants.
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