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 four facets:

  • Identifying high school students who are selected using qualifying criteria.
  • 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 Association.
  • 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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