Press Releases

JA Inspire relaunches Dec. 1

 Sunday, 17 Oct 2021

JA Inspire is back! Presenting by FirstEnergy Foundation, the event features fresh content....

Junior Achievement earns grant via ABJ's owner

 Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021

Two Summit Co. organizations will receive $5,000 grants as part of a national effort involving the Akron Beacon Journal and Gannett Foundation....

Junior Achievement golf outing raises $15,000

 Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021

A Modern Woodmen fundraiser for Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio turned into a rousing success earlier this month....

Nonprofits seeking A Community Thrives grants from ABJ, Gannett

 Monday, 19 Jul 2021

Six local nonprofit organizations have applied for grants through The Gannett Foundation’s A Community Thrives program. Now they need your support....

Stark County nonprofits seeking A Community Thrives grants

 Friday, 16 Jul 2021

Eight Stark County nonprofit organizations have applied for grants through The Gannett Foundation’s A Community Thrives program. Now they need your support. ...

Hoover High School's 'Team finlit' Wins Title at National Junior Achievement Competition

 Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021

Hoover High School’s Junior Achievement Program has taken home another title of “Company of the Year” at this year’s National Student Leadership Summit competition....

Hoover High students net honors

 Tuesday, 06 Jul 2021

Junior Achievement team wins national company of the year...

Stark students to compete at Junior Achievement event

 Sunday, 23 May 2021

2 Stark Co. JA Company teams have been selected to compete against 13 others at the virtual JA NSLS....

Local Junior Achievement teams make business pitches at challenge

 Monday, 10 May 2021

JA Company program students shine at the virtual JA Entrepreneurship Challenge!...

Local Students Awarded JA Scholarships

 Monday, 10 May 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 JA of North Central Ohio scholarship winners...

GlenOak High School takes home 1st place in JA Entrepreneurship Challenge

 Friday, 23 Apr 2021

GlenOak High School students fulfill freshmen year dream!...

College & high school entrepreneurs swim in the Stark Tank with local business sharks

 Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021

Stark Tank gives college and high school students the opportunity to pitch companies to local industry experts....

Hoover senior to participate in national financial literacy conversation

 Sunday, 18 Apr 2021

How one JA Company experience led a local senior to a national platform....

Hoover High School Student Participates in National CNBC + JA Conversation

 Thursday, 08 Apr 2021

What started as an assignment for Hoover High School student Gavin Williams turned into an unexpected opportunity....

Student Accomplishments Celebrated at 2021 JA Entrepreneurship Challenge

 Thursday, 08 Apr 2021

Competition heats up as 11 student-run teams prepare for the 2021 JA Entrepreneurship Challenge...

Break the Ice is lively party game developed by GlenOak JA team

 Sunday, 07 Mar 2021

Break the Ice - the game that is new every time you play!...

Helping Students Succeed Through Mentoring

 Friday, 29 Jan 2021

Mentoring matters - but don't take JA's word for it! (Click the URL link for video story)...

MentorStark aims to strengthen area mentoring programs

 Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021

MentorStark and the Canton Charge team up to bring local mentor and mentee stories to the community....

GlenOak High School students create Shopping Shield to buffer shoppers from germs, coronavirus

 Saturday, 23 Jan 2021

Learn where one JA Company team's inspiration came from and how that impacted their mindset and business plan....

High School students get real-life lesson in business by starting their own

 Monday, 18 Jan 2021

The pandemic changed every aspect of daily lives. But it also generated a lot of ideas and inventions, including one by a group of high school students in Canton....

Junior Achievement and FirstEnergy Foundation Partner to Build Brighter Futures

 Saturday, 16 Jan 2021

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio (NCO) and FirstEnergy Foundation are teaming up to help young people take their first steps toward their careers through JA Virtual Inspire....

JA's virtual career exploration fair getting attention of schools, businesses

 Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio is planning its first-ever virtual career exploration fair, meant to offer area 7th - 12th-graders a chance to explore potential careers and connect with local employers....

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio snags Gannett Foundation grant for career program

 Friday, 11 Dec 2020

Thanks to overwhelming community support, JA of North Central Ohio received grants for the upcoming March JA Virtual Inspire career exploration event....

Over $27,000 Raised in Junior Achievement Golf Classic (Canton Rep)

 Sunday, 16 Aug 2020

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio held its annual golf classic Aug. 3 at the Shady Hollow Country Club....

Survey Shows Pandemic Impacted Plans of Some 2020 HS Grads

 Monday, 10 Aug 2020

As educators and officials continue to mull over how to bring students back to their classrooms safely, a recent survey released by Junior Achievement USA......

Over $27,000 Raised in Junior Achievement Golf Classic

 Tuesday, 04 Aug 2020

Looming storms could not dampen spirits as 72 golfers gathered for the Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio Golf Classic on August 3rd......

Lake High School Students Win Global Award at Junior Achievement’s National Student Leadership Summit, North Canton Hoover Students Compete

 Thursday, 18 Jun 2020

Local group of teen entrepreneurs go head-to-head against 13 other teams in virtual business competition...

YouChoose Wins 2020 JA Entrepreneurship Challenge & Expo

 Friday, 15 May 2020

JA of North Central Ohio is pleased to celebrate students' accomplishments and announce the winners of the virtual 2020 JA Entrepreneurship Challenge & Expo. Sponsored by Coastal Pet Products and supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and The Impact Group, this exciting culmination of the JA Company program featured eight student-run companies from high schools in Medina, Summit and Stark Counties....

Treasurer Sprague Unveils Monthly "Compass Award" Program to Honor Excellence in Financial Literacy

 Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020

Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced the establishment of the Ohio Treasurer’s Compass Award program. The new monthly recognition program aims to shine a light on organizations, programs, and individuals across Ohio who are working to advance financial literacy and empowerment....

Barberton Foundation awards $48,755 in grants

 Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

The Barberton Community Foundation announced Thursday it has awarded six nonprofit organizations a total of $48,375 in fourth-quarter grants....

Richland County Foundation funds $524K in community grants

 Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $524,558 in grants during its December meeting....

Allstate Cornhole Tourney Friday to benefit Junior Achievement

 Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019

The Allstate Battle of the Bags cornhole tournament in support of Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio returns to Sto-Kent Family Entertainment on Friday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. This is the third year Allstate has hosted the tournament; however, it is the first time the event will take place on a Friday afternoon....

McCleese to head Junior Achievement

 Friday, 05 Jul 2019

Lori McCleese has been named president of the newly-merged Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio and Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio....

Hoover High takes top Junior Achievement honors

 Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

Simple Starters, a company in Hoover’s business management class, was named the 2019 Junior Achievement Company of the Year....

Giant Eagle team members Rock the House with Bowling Event!

 Thursday, 06 Jun 2019

They came, they saw - and they rocked our socks off!...

Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio (Canton) to Unite with Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio (Akron)

 Saturday, 01 Jun 2019

Merger will help both operations leverage relationships and maximize student impact....

Last Stop, Atlanta: FedEx Junior Business Challenge Finals to be held at PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club

 Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

In early spring of this year, in partnership with the PGA TOUR and Junior Achievement Worldwide, FedEx launched the FedEx Junior Business Challenge, a program to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs....

Allstate Foundation Awards $30,000 to JANCO

 Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016

The Allstate Foundation has awarded Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio (JA) a $30,000 grant to provide financial literacy education to approximately 1,000 students throughout the region during the 2016-2017 school year....

Akron-area nonprofit boards are getting an infusion of youth

 Saturday, 16 Jul 2016

A recent effort in Akron aimed at getting young professionals more involved with the boards of area nonprofits has found what it needs most to succeed: a surplus of smart, engaged, young people who are ready and willing to lead their community forward....

$35,000 Allstate Foundation grant to JANCO

 Sunday, 06 Dec 2015

The Allstate Foundation has awarded Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio a $35,000 grant to help provide financial literacy education to more than 1,300 students throughout the region during the 2015-2016 school year....

Survey Finds Teens and Young Adults Continue Putting off Career Decisions as They Progress from High School to College (COPY_1579290863840)

 Sunday, 06 Dec 2015

Research from Junior Achievement USA and The Hartford shows students struggle with career choices well into their college career...

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