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Check out what our JA Company students are doing!

woman with ja logo overlay and text reading ja company program meet the teams
woman with ja logo overlay and text reading ja company program meet the teams

Image caption: Get ready to meet the 2022-23 JA Companies!

It's a 100+ year tradition that keeps on going.

Since 1919, students across the US have participated in the JA Company Program ®, first in after-school programs and later as classroom curriculum.

The premise? Young people participating in the JA Company Program start and run a real business enterprise under the guidance of a volunteer from the local business community throughout the duration of one school year. They devise and market a product or service that fills an unmet consumer need and recruit investors for their company.


JA Company Program has a long history in Stark and surrounding counties. Stark Co. students have taken home the title of JA Company of the Year 4 times over the past 5 years. But perhaps, more importantly, are the lifelong lessons, hands-on experiences, personal growth and professional confidence that organically accompany this program.

As the 2022-23 school year kicks off, students from Aurora High School, Barberton High School, GlenOak High School, North Canton Hoover High School, Jackson High School and Lake High School are preparing to embark on their own JA Company Program journey.

Ready to meet the teams?

Battery Drop – GlenOak High School

Battery Drop's mission is to help protect our environment by recycling used batteries, avoiding soil and water contamination through landfill disposal.

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Emocean – Hoover High School

Help children learn about and express their emotions through this interactive board game.

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Employed – GlenOak High School

Employed’s Employability Kit demystifies the process of a job interview and prepares the user for success!

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HomeThyme – GlenOak High School

Skip the fast food line and spend more quality time in the kitchen with your family, thanks to HomeThyme's Vertical Herb Garden and easy-to-make recipes.

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KitCo – Barberton High School

KitCo invites you to spice up your movie night experience with a Basketeer!

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Millionaire Mindset – Jackson High School

Break down complex financial concepts and make learning about investing and saving for the future fun with the Millionaire Mindset board game.

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OPEER – Jackson High School

Who said peer pressure has to be negative? Meet OPEER, creators of a card game that will make you re-think peer pressure!

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Ripple – Hoover High School

Ripple is an environmental card game developed to teach children ages 7+ about the positive and negative actions they have on the environment.

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Safe Chain – Lake High School

Safe Chain is a trendy, visual reminder to drive safely and to "Text me when you get home."

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Scentsible Solutions – GlenOak High School

Scentsible Solutions offers an alternative to harsh chemical-based products with their line of dryer sheets, wax melts and air freshners, all made with essential oils and natural ingredients.

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Signs4Sign – Lake High School

Signs4Sign helps you express your unique personality with a variety of ready-made designs or a custom one of your own.

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Touch Co. – Jackson High School

Touch Co. aims to create a solution for the anxiety and stress that are common in everyday life with their product, Touch Tag. By introducing alternative and customizable sensory experiences, the Touch Tag helps brings calm to challenging situations.

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Tough Talks – Jackson High School

Tough Talks is designed around uncomfortable conversations; their unique card game features a variety of subjects with the goal of promoting active listening and respectful discussions.

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Value Designs – Lake High School

Value Designs is a clothing brand focused on raising awareness for human trafficking. Join the mission and check out their designs today!

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We are excited to be a part of these young entrepreneurs' journeys, now and moving forward!

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