Thursday, August 16, 2012

Area Nonprofits Offering Enrichment Programs for Youth; Party Time!


Does your church, club, sorority, fraternity, social, auxiliary, civic or other nonprofit organization provide resources [scholarships, mentoring, field trips, college tours, etc.] to area African American boys and girls? If so, drop us a line at We are building a comprehensive listing of such services as a community resource.

Two upcoming programs for area youth:

The Consortium of African American Organizations is hosting an orientation meeting this Saturday at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, 2930 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115 for CAAO’s three-month Youth Innovation Forum. During the Forum’s weekly Saturday morning sessions, students nine and a half to sixteen absorb critical thinking skills while working on product development that offers real life solutions. The orientation is free. All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information on Saturday’s orientation or the Forum, visit here.

Another outstanding program for area youth is the PC Scholars Program, operated by The Presidents' Council Foundation. The program works with Cleveland high school students on four key areas: [1] academic achievement, [2] career preparedness, [3] Leadership and [4] life skills. This program is designed for African-American high school students who have a grade point average of 2.5 – 3.0 and are ready to enter a program that will set them up for future success.  Students enter the program as a sophomore in high school and stay until graduation. 

The Foundation is currently recruiting applicants now for the program year that begins in November. Contact Athena Nimmer at the Foundation for more information. [ • 216.771.8702 • ]

Great weather appears to be on tap for the Society of Urban Professionals Pop Up Party at Perk Plaza at Chester Commons, on the northwest corner of East 12 Street and Chester Avenue. The event, from 5-8p, will feature live music, food trucks, and a beer garden. More info:

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