Ohio Afterschool Network and Pitch Challenge

North Student, Nicholas Reese, Takes Top Award
Two Akron students tapped into issues happening in the world to win the Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN) Summer Pitch Challenge.

Nicholas Reese, an 11th-grader at North High School, shared his perception of the world, with his business idea based on everyone not getting an equal shot at success.

His idea, “Three key words: There’s still hope” provides students with one-on-one tutors to ensure students understand lectures, directions and ensure everyone succeeds.

He said with his idea, "everyone gets an equal shot at life, not just those who already have had a chance to taste it.”

Reese partnered with fellow 11th-grader Amaree Clark to film him and edit a 90-second video about the idea, which won the summer pitch competition.
Check out the top pitches, including a first place for North High School's Nicholas Reese in the ninth-grade-through-2020-high-school-graduates category (click on each name to open a new window and view the video).

Watch Nicholas Reese video
Read the OAN Press Release
Watch Nicholas and Amaree on News 5 Cleveland.  
Listen to Ray Horner, 1590 WAKR, interview Nicholas. 
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