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!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

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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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

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

EDUCATOR

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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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS

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

25,821
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017
1,258
CLASSES LOCALLY
2015-2016
1,055
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2016-2017
186
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017

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Play4JA

Play4JA

Play4JA is an opportunity for your company to raise funds to support local Junior Achievement students while encouraging employee excitement, engagement and participation for the benefit of JA kids.

Bowl-a-thon

Bowl-a-thon

When: November 16, 2017
Where: Stonehedge Entertainment
Time: 6:00 pm

Participants will enjoy bowling, prizes, music and the chance to interact with their coworkers and peers from throughout the community.

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!

 

Welcome Back Alumni

Welcome Back Alumni

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?" 

 

  • "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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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at (330) 434-1875 or email us!