About Us

The Conduit Between the Education & Business Communities

By focusing on education, economic and youth development, JA programs contribute to the vitality of our community and the availability of a well-educated workforce. JA volunteers are trained to provide additional value to help connect the relevancy of staying in school by sharing their own life experiences while teaching JA curriculum.

Volunteers help students focus their career choice, develop work readiness skills to obtain employment, consider the possibilities of starting their own company and learn budget and saving skills necessary to manage their personal finances – empowering them to own their economic success.


Junior Achievement programs help

  • Prepare young people for the real world
  • Show Students how to generate wealth and effectively manage it
  • Show Students how to create jobs which make their communities more robust
  • Explain how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace


The mission of Junior Achievement is: "To educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy." Junior Achievement was formed nationally in 1919 and locally in 1953 to link the business and education communities together.  The East Central Ohio office of Junior Achievement provides programming to students in Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties.

Join us in our mission to help educate the next generation of consumer, employees and employers own their economic success by contact Dawn L. Campanelli, President of Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio at 330-433-0063 or DCampanelli@JAonline.org to discuss engagement opportunities.