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MISSION

Stark Education Partnership is a catalyst, engaging and collaborating with education, business, civic and community stakeholders to drive sustainable improvement and innovation to provide all students with education and career success.

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VISION

Stark Education Partnership's vision is to build generations of successful individuals who fulfill their potential and grow roots in Stark County.

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WHO WE SERVE

SEP serves education, business, and community organizations in the Stark County region as a connector and partner. SEP collaborates with local foundations to ensure a continued focus on meeting emerging needs and works in complementary fashion with other nonprofits throughout the region.

LATEST NEWS

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Making an Impact: SEP's FY24 Year in Review

Issues (June 14, 2024) – Stark Education Partnership (SEP) continues to provide a support system to students, employers, and schools through its focused career-connected learning (CCL) work. Over the past year, a great deal of progress has occurred by intentional actions aligned with our vision of building generations...

Five Stark Student Success Stories

Issues (May 31, 2024) – As Career Champions, we have had the opportunity and privilege to get to know some amazing students in our Stark County high schools. We’re pleased to introduce you to five of these students – some of whom will be sharing their stories in person at SEP’s Impact Celebration on June 12th...

Heart of Stark: $25,000 given out to college students in Stark Tank competition

The Repository (May 27, 2024) – An article appeared in The Repository on Feb. 11 regarding what Ohio is doing to keep its young adults here in our state and to keep Ohio vibrant and economically stable in the future. The Stark Education Partnership is responding to this need very specifically here in Stark County...

Stark Tank Continues Engaging College Students In Entrepreneurship

Issues (May 17, 2024) – The Stark Tank college pitch competition continues to grow and encourage additional students to get their creative juices flowing as they take part in a chance to win up to $25,000 in prize money. This year saw a record number of students enter the competition! This entrepreneurial challenge, coordinated...

Celebrating Stark’s CCL Successes

Issues (May 3, 2024) – As schools begin winding down their year, we would like to take a moment to share the progress our partner schools have made in implementing Career Connected Learning (CCL). Both school personnel and SEP’s Career Champions have done an excellent job assisting students as they work through...

East Canton High School “Experienceships”

Issues (April 23, 2024) – At East Canton High School, we have continuously worked to find creative and innovative ways to promote informed future planning to our students. We’ve spent a large amount of time asking our students “What do you want to be when you grow up?” However, our staff and students had limited...

The Champions Of Career Connected Learning

Issues (April 5, 2024) – As SEP Career Champions, we have the satisfaction of helping students in nine Stark County school districts with career-connected learning experiences through their partnership with SEP. We provide students with a cutting-edge career exploration instrument, YouScience, which identifies interests...

Making Career Connections With Vulnerable Student Populations

Issues (March 22, 2024) – Vulnerable student populations often encounter challenges in receiving a quality and equitable education. Vulnerable youth may face many barriers, including traumatization, high mobility, and undiagnosed behavioral and health conditions. Vulnerable students may also face challenges in their...

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Trent Robinson

Stark County

Freshman

“YouScience helped me learn about myself…I always knew that I was good with numbers, and the YouScience results confirmed that and helped me understand why. I think that YouScience is interesting and useful for students – especially students who are searching for a career.”  

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Rick Baxter

Alliance Area Development

"Our schools and businesses are very excited for the work that SEP is doing to help students learn about career paths that fit their skills and interests – and then connecting those students with local businesses that have jobs matching those skills and interest. SEP is helping Alliance meet our biggest need, workforce development." 

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Kimberly Woodruff

Alliance High School Pre-Med CTE teacher

"The students could not stop talking when they got back! I feel like I keep saying it, but it just isn't enough...I so appreciate the opportunities you have provided to these students!” (Re: KSU Stark brain dissection experience)

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