Youth Employment Program -- Y.E.P.

 The Youth Employment Program is federally-funded through the Workforce Investment Act that provides services throughout the school and summer year to at-risk Wood County youth who need assistance with completing education and employment goals. This is a free service to youth that meet the eligibility criteria (see Eligibility tab). Youth Employment Specialists meet one-on-one with area students, typically in the student’s school. We currently serve the following schools: Bowling Green, Perrysburg, Lake, Lakota, Vanguard, Northwood, Otsego, North Baltimore, Rossford, Elmwood, Penta, Alternative Learning Center, and the Children’s Resource Center.

Youth Employment Brochure

For more information about the Youth Employment Program contact:
Leslie Head, LSW, Y.E.P. Coordinator, at 419-354-9010, ext. 351 or  lhead@wcesc.org


Are you Eligible?

Wood County youth, between the ages of 16 and 24, must meet one of the following criteria to be considered eligible:

  •     Foster Child
  •     Low Income
  •     IEP/Disability
  •     Or another barrier to be discussed at the time of application

For more information, contact Leslie Head, Coordinator, at 419-354-9010, ext. 351 or via email lhead@wcesc.org.

Our certified teachers have created courses to help students gain credit in courses they have failed. These courses are free to eligible participants, or may be purchased by students needing credits that do not meet eligibility requirements.

We currently offer the following courses:

  • English Literature I
  • English Literature II
  • Practical English
  • British and World Literature
  • Reading for Everyday
  • General Math
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • General Science
  • Life Science (no lab)
  • Civics
  • American History
  • World History
  • Physical Education
  • Careers
  • Life Skills
  • Health


Summer Youth Employment Program

Students, aged 14-24 may apply to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program. This program may last through the summer and is a paid work experience. We have teamed up with various employers throughout Wood County to help students receive on-the-job training.

Matthew Meeks, Summer Youth Employment Specialist, 419-494-2262 or 419-354-9010 ext. 301  mmeeks@wcesc.org

Out of School Training

We offer out of school training opportunities to students that qualify. These include, but are not limited to, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) training and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training.