REAL Potential
Youth Empowerment Program Interest Form

The Columbus Urban League’s (CUL) former Summer Youth Empowerment Program (SYEP) has been replaced by the REAL Potential Youth Empowerment Program (REAL). REAL is a provider of Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services’ A.M.P. (Achieve More & Prosper) Comprehensive Case Management & Employment Program. A.M.P.-REAL serves youth 14-18 years old from low-income households who are currently enrolled in middle or high school.

Important changes to note:

  • We no longer offer a separate summer job program.
  • A.M.P.-REAL offers a year-round engagement program that includes a summer work experience component.
  • Acceptance into A.M.P.-REAL requires a commitment from the youth (with parental support) to monthly involvement in a variety of activities during the school year from September to May.
  • A.M.P.-REAL is designed to be more comprehensive and personal than the previous summer job program.
  • Our aim is to help remove barriers, overcome obstacles and meet challenges empowering teens to personal success.
  • A.M.P.-REAL helps teens explore, define, and pursue personal, educational, and career goals.
  • A.M.P.-REAL is an eligibility-based program; qualifications consider household income and barriers to education and/or work.
  • Due to requirements from Franklin County Job & Family Services our current program enrollment is limited to those eligible youth who were participants in the 2018 A.M.P.-REAL program. We do not have any openings for new enrollment for Spring or Summer 2019.

To express future interest in the A.M.P.-REAL program for Fall 2019 or later and to be included on an email list for possible future communication, please complete the following interest application form:












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Please understand that submitting this Interest Form places you on an email list but this is not an application for participation in A.M.P.-REAL. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept additional students until further notice.

Empowerment Day 2019