Our programming is focused on the 6-8th students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Cleveland, Ohio. We serve around 300 students total during the academic year, and proudly work on behalf of our students even when school is not in session.

Here are our programs:


Discussion Series

A 1-hour discussion series in Cleveland Metropolitan Schools for 6-8th graders. Speakers partner together to talk to small groups about topics such as self-confidence, character, how to access resources and opportunities, police and civilian relationships, financial literacy, and communication.  EYEJ’s Curriculum team provides speakers with a curriculum of a dedicated topic and a guide which they may use during their discussions with students. Discussions are a favorite with both students and speakers. It provides learning takeaways for all in a friendly, relaxed environment.


Y.E.P.: Youth Empowerment Program

This program is focused on 6-8th graders who may need extra support. Y.E.P. gives students the opportunity to connect and build a relationship with a leader or professional in the Cleveland community on an ongoing basis.  Students and professionals are matched based on common interests to encourage student development.  The students build the relationship at their discretion and may meet with their Friend as often or little as they like.


Hathaway Brown Aspire Summer Program Partnership

EYEJ conducts a customized discussion series. Aspire is a tuition-free academic and leadership program that connects Hathaway Brown School with under-resourced public schools around Cleveland. The program targets high achieving girls who lack opportunities due to low family income or have limited exposure to higher education. Aspire gives these girls a network of dedicated high school and college students whose teaching talent is being cultivated to bring new ideas and change to our schools.

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