Weaver's Summer Youth Programs 2024


Summer is a time for new experiences, and Weaver Industries' Summer Youth Career Exploration and Work Experience programs provide young individuals with just that. The Summer Youth Career Exploration program runs from June 3rd to July 26th, while the Summer Youth Work Experience program runs from June 3rd to August 9th. These programs engage students in Summit County in diverse career exploration and valuable work experience.

Summer Youth Career Exploration Program

Operating in four two-week sessions, the Summer Youth Career Exploration program immerses 14- and 15-year-olds in various career paths available within Summit County. Each session is to give students a hands-on look at different professions, giving them a chance to look into their future career possibilities.

Session #1 (June 3rd - June 14th): Five students from the Twinsburg and Macedonia areas visited companies and organizations. They stopped by Peppers Fresh Market, the Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland/Twinsburg, the Macedonia Winking Lizard, Summa Wellness Center, Hudson Fire Department, Pet Supplies Plus, Roseland Bowling Lanes and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. These experiences were led by three full-time direct support professionals (DSPs) and one float DSP, assuring personalized direction and assistance.

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The program is more than just visiting businesses; it also involves students in real-world settings where they may observe professionals in action and ask questions about their jobs and career paths.

Summer Youth Work Experience Program

The Summer Youth Work Experience program offers students who are ready to enter the workforce a more focused, hands-on approach. This program consists of two five-week sessions that place students in a real-world working environment where they can gain job skills.

Session #1 (June 3rd - July 5th): Two students worked at Myers Tire Distribution in Akron, where they built boxes, assembled kits, pulled products, and packed boxes. Supported by a Work Experience DSP, these students learned essential work-related and soft skills, such as workplace safety, punctuality, scheduling, independent and group work, taking directions from a supervisor and appropriate workplace behavior.

Next Session: Session #2 runs from July 8th to August 9th.


Weaver Industries' Summer Youth Career Exploration and Work Experience programs are critical in preparing Summit County's youth for future careers. The Raymann Foundation's substantial financing has contributed significantly to Weaver's success. This foundation provided grant money, allowing Weaver to hire and keep summer personnel. Students get a greater understanding of their various career pathways and learn critical skills that will serve them well in any job they choose, and we would like to thank the Reymann Foundation for making it possible.