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Youth Services

The CCMEP Achieve More & Prosper (A.M.P.) Program for In-School Youth (ISY) or Out-of School Youth (OSY) is a new initiative designed for young adults, ages 16-24 who are currently enrolled in school.

The program consists of comprehensive case management which will assist program participants in the area of paid work experiences, career-specific certifications, work readiness training, computer literacy, financial literacy, life skills, educational support, access to post-secondary education opportunities, and employability coaching.


The Career Tracks (I-OSY) Include:

  • Entering Employment
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Vocational Training
  • Military Enlistment

The Training Fields (OSY) Include but not limited to:

  • Allied Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Culinary Arts
  • Entrepreneurship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must live in Franklin County and have one of the following barriers.
  • Contact with the justice system
  • Contact with foster care
  • Documented disability
  • Homeless/Runaway
  • Pregnant/Parenting
  • English Language Learner

For more information, call 614-252-2799 ext. 1803 or you can email Ng at or inquire by clicking here for referral submission. 

The Learning Extension Center (L.E.C.) is a free safe, adult-supervised, welcoming space where high school seniors are supported while learning virtually during the day. The L.E.C. is always open to community volunteers to be apart of the educational fight against poverty. The L.E.C. is open Tuesdays to Thursdays from 10:30AM to 2:30PM and from 3:30PM to 7:00PM. To volunteer, interested individuals should email or fill out our volunteer form by going here

Participants of the L.E.C. will receive a quiet safe space with high speed wi-fi access to complete their curriculum with tutors. In addition, they receive lunch and attend workshops that help them discover their career and college ambitions. The Senior Success Center is open every Monday and Friday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM to help students focus on tutoring, career exploration and FAFSA support. 

For more information, please call 614-352-5549 or email 

This program is funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and administered by Franklin County Department of Jobs and Family Services and Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio

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