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

ASPIRE (Adult College & Career Readiness Center)

In affiliation with Canton City Schools, ASPIRE is an HSE (high school equivalency) test preparation center that provides access to free GED classes for Stark County youth and adults.
116 McKinley Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (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. Download the PDF to learn more.

OhioMeansJobs

Serving Stark County employers and job seekers with access to all community partner programs, education, training, counseling and employment opportunities. Visit the website to learn more.
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: GED

Offers mandatory career and educational guidance to Stark County youth and adults preparing to take the GED test through Ohio's test voucher program.
2800 Richville Dr. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 832-9856
Toll free: 1 (800) 372-4322
Toll free: 1 (800) 372-4322

Stark County Educational Service Center

Coordinating education, leadership and professional services throughout Stark County. Visit their 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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United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance