Access to education

Homeless and runaway youth may struggle with academic and behavioral problems at school. They are more prone to high expulsion and suspension rates and less likely to complete high school. Plus, without proper education, opportunities to obtain meaningful employment are limited. Learn what local support services and resources are available to help young people complete their education and prepare for success in adulthood.

Education resources

Canton City School District

Offers Adult Career & Technical Education - learn more at www.ccsdistrict.org/adulted FREE Classes at Aspire of Stark County:
  • Earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Improve English (ESOL-English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Prepare for pre-employment testing
  • Study for entrance exams
  • Brush up on skills for success in college or training programs
  • Improve your current job skills
  • Help your children with homework
  • Gain personal enrichment and satisfaction
305 McKinley Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2500
Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
ASPIRE: (330) 438-2559

McKinney-Vento Homeless Resources for Awareness

Grant funding and local liaisons helping to ensure that all children - including those who are homeless – have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education.

OhioMeansJobs Stark County

Northeastern Ohio’s premier workforce development and training centers that connects job seekers with employers by providing numerous resources in a single location Serving Stark County employers and job seekers with access to all community partner programs, education, training, counseling and employment opportunities.  
822 30th St. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 433-9675
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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R.G. Drage Career Technical Center

Career programs offered at Fairless, Tuslaw, Northwest, Louisville, Minerva and Malvern schools. www.drage.stark.k12.oh.us Offers mandatory career and educational guidance to Stark County youth and adults preparing to take the GED test through Ohio's test voucher program. 4-H Youth Development located here, offering hands-on activities to help youth between the ages of 5 and 19 develop lifelong learning skills. Visit ohio4h.org for more information.
2800 Richville Dr. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 832-9856
Toll free: 1 (800) 372-4322
Toll free: 1 (800) 372-4322
4-H Youth Development: (234) 348-6001
4-H Youth Development: (234) 348-6001

Stark County Educational Service Center

Coordinating education, leadership and professional services throughout Stark County. Visit the Stark County ESC website for more information.
6057 Strip Avenue NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 492-8136
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm