AKRON, Ohio – (August 4th) – Romeo’s Pizza, the award-winning franchise with 50 operating locations to sponsor lunch for the young adults within the Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG Works) program. The students involved in this “Reality Room” program learn real-life experiences such as budgeting for a home, paying bills and so much more. What better way to learn than with Romeo’s Pizza for lunch!
“Several months ago, I met Candace Harmon at a Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce event, she reached out the moment she heard our mission as Romeo’s Pizza to be the Local Pizza Champion to our surrounding communities and environment” said Macy Waterbury, Field Marketing Specialist for Romeo’s Pizza. “We tried planning several events for the JOG students but realized at the time there were too many restrictions. Now with less limitations and more gatherings being held; we planned an event to provide lunch to all of the students participating in the Reality Room program. Keeping a serious reality check on life more fun with Pizza involved!”
About JOG Works – For 23 consecutive years, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates has met or exceeded the 5 national standards set by Jobs for America’s Graduates for academic success and employability. JOG has served more than 30,000 at-risk youth since 1987. Annually, JOG helps 1,000+ at-risk youth transitioning from school to work in Northeast Ohio. “We are a statewide non-profit with an affiliate locally serving Medina, Summit, Trumbull, and Stark counties. We help youth ages 14-24 graduate high school or earn the equivalent, we provide counseling, workforce development and more. It’s all to prepare them and help them become self-sufficient members of the community.” Stated Candace Harmon, Strategic Partnerships Manager for JOG. “Most of the youth we work with are facing very real barriers for success such as homelessness, poverty, little to no support at home, they may have children of their own, the list goes on. They will be very excited for Romeo’s Pizza!”.
Learn more about Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates and all the good they do for our youth.