Frantz Ward is proud to share that attorney Justin Younker
has been elected to the Board of the Citizens Academy elementary schools, which are among Cleveland’s Breakthrough Schools network.
Citizens Academy (CA) is a group of three top-rated elementary schools serving Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The schools are a part of the Breakthrough Schools network, a non-profit organization supporting one of the highest-performing networks of free, public charter schools in Cleveland, Ohio. The mission of Breakthrough Schools is to develope a growing network of distinctive school options that prepare Cleveland area students for success in life.
Justin earned his B.A., cum laude
, from the College of Wooster and earned his J.D., magna cum laude
, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He was a legal writing tutor, recipient of the Law Justice Scholarship, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Cleveland State Law Review
. During law school, Justin joined Frantz Ward as a Summer Associate. Additionally, he served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge John Russo, Administrative Judge to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Prior to law school, Justin taught secondary English in rural Alabama through Teach for America. In Alabama, Justin served as a kicking coach for his school's football team, chaired the school's chapter of the National Honor Society, initiated the District's AP program, and co-founded Higher Academics Summer School, an intensive summer boarding school for college-bound students. After his time in Alabama, he worked as a Dean of Students in a Breakthrough Charter School in Cleveland.