Workforce Advocacy for Youth (WAY) proudly serves
students and graduates at twelve Metropolitan Akron-area high
schools in Summit and Medina Counties. We are a non-profit
organization operating the Jobs for Ohio's Graduates (JOG) program.
JOG is an affiliate of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG).
Our mission is to assist youth in making a successful transition
from the educational system to the world of work. To accomplish
this, WAY employs the JAG model of services. This model includes
- Identifying high school students who are selected using
- Preparing and Motivating the students to acquire life survival
skills and to develop a sense of self-worth. Providing
stimulation for success through involvement in the Ohio Career
- Placing the student in appropriate employment upon graduation.
- Following up with 12 months of career counseling to ensure job
retention and a successful transition into the community.
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