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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of North Central Ohio's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.


Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

  • 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
  • 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
  • 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
  • 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in North Central Ohio by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of North Central Ohio!


By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of North Central Ohio!


Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your North Central Ohio school!


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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

We have classes and programs that are eager to share in the passion you have as a business person. Visit our Volunteer Opportunity page to see real-time openings for volunteers!

#GivingTuesday Donation Match

#GivingTuesday Donation Match

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Where: www.facebook.com/JANCOhio
Time: Donation Match Begins at 8:00AM

Plan to make your donation 8:00AM December 3, 2019 on #GivingTuesday through the blue donate button on our JANCO Facebook page to have the opportunity to have that gift matched!

Join the JANCO team!

Join the JANCO team!

When: Application Deadline: August 16, 2019

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Manager. Application deadline is August 16, 2019.

Buy Discounted Tickets to Major Shows in Support of JA!

Buy Discounted Tickets to Major Shows in Support of JA!

When: Dates vary for location.
Where: EJ Thomas and Playhouse Square
Time: Times vary for location.

Did you say discounted tickets? At JA, we wanted to think outside of the box and come up with new ways to fundraise. Do you or anyone you know like to attend shows / musicals at EJ Thomas or Playhouse Square? If so, consider buying discounted tickets to one (or all) of our hand selected shows in support of JA! Each ticket sold will benefit our organization and provide more free, K-12 programming to schools across our 12-county footprint! 

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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