Prime Time, an after-school program developed by Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) specifically for the Cleveland Public Library, engages youth between the ages 14 and 17. These promising youth develop career related skills, which improve their academics, decision-making, leadership, and employability skills. Students completing the school-year program are eligible for paid summer employment or a paid or non-paid summer internship. For more information about enrollment in the program, please contact the Y.O.U. coordinator for the nearest branch at 216-566-5445.
In addition to engaging students with employability skills, students are exposed to various field trip activities such as college tours, performing arts, community service projects, and meetings with various authors, business leaders, and politicians, including a recent meeting with Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones.
The Prime Time program for the 2007-2008 school-year will be held at the following Library branches: Fleet, Fulton, Glenville, and Harvard-Lee. For more information about enrollment in the program, please contact the Y.O.U. coordinator for the nearest branch. For the Harvard-Lee and Fulton branches contact Darlene Constant at (216) 566-5445 extension 241 and for the Fleet and Genville branches contact Connie Fletcher at (216) 566-5445 extension 225.