Press Releases

Read our latest news as it happens.

TomTod Ideas Takes a Different Approach to Giving Tuesday

Canton, OH – Oct. 18, 2016 – TomTod Ideas, a Canton nonprofit that empowers middle school students, is giving back this Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29,  by surprising others with gifts. (more)

TomTod Ideas and the Canton Symphony Orchestra present “Landfill Harmonic”

Canton, OH – October 18, 2016 – TomTod Ideas and the Canton Symphony Orchestra will present the award-winning documentary “Landfill Harmonic” on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and proceeds will benefit TomTod Ideas and the Canton Symphony. (more)

TomTod Ideas asks What If You Could? with grant from Stark Community Foundation

Canton, OH – June 14, 2016 – TomTod Ideas will ask middle school students what if? for another year. The organization’s What If You Could mentorship program has been partially funded by a $6,675 grant from The Grace Wallace Sullivan Field of Interest Fund at Stark Community Foundation. (more)

Stark County’s BikeSmart Receives Award of Excellence 

Canton, OH – February 3, 2016 – BikeSmart: Stark County’s Bike Share, an idea launched by TomTod Ideas middle school students and operated by a unique partnership between the Stark County District Library, Stark Parks, and Canton Parks and Recreation received an award of excellence from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA). (more)

TomTod middle school students inspire BikeSmart: Stark County’s Bike Share

Canton, OH – June 3, 2015– Middle school students from TomTod Ideas’ 2014 summer camp, the Canton Dreamoratory, developed the idea that led to BikeSmart: Stark County’s Bike Share. (more)

Joe Rozsa wins prestigious award for Idea X logo designed for TomTod

Canton, Ohio – June 1, 2015 – Joe Rozsa, Owner/Creative Director of Trailer Trash Design, received the Platinum Hermes Award for the Idea X logo he created for TomTod Ideas. (more)

TomTod Ideas hosts the 2015 Canton Dreamoratory

Canton, Ohio – April 6, 2015 – TomTod Ideas invites middle school students to join their week-long summer experience, the Canton Dreamoratory, July 12-18, 2015. The Dreamoratory will be held at the Main Branch of the Stark County District Library and is open to Stark County middle schoolers leaving grades 5-8. (more)

TomTod introduces Artsplorations

Canton, Ohio – April 6, 2015 – TomTod introduces Artsplorations, four Saturday morning art workshops for middle school students to explore innovation through the arts. The sessions are facilitated by local artists. (more)

TomTod Ideas moves into Main Branch of Stark County District Library

Canton, Ohio – January 8, 2015 – TomTod Ideas has moved into the Main Branch of the Stark County District Library—The Smart Store, where everything is free®. TomTod is the first outside organization to rent office space at the Library. (more)

TomTod Ideas Awarded three grants for core programs

Canton, Ohio – January 5, 2014 – TomTod Ideas is continuing to empower middle school students thanks to the help of three grants which were recently awarded from these organizations…(more)

TomTod pilots ideation program to students at local middle school

Canton, Ohio – May 30, 2014 – TomTod Ideas introduced a pilot ideation program, Grasp. Go. Grow., to 7th grade students at the Early College Academy. (more)

Canton, Ohio – May 14, 2014 – Joel Daniel Harris was selected to receive the “Layperson of the Year Award” for 2014 by the Canton Professional Educators’ Association. (more)

Stark County District Library to host TomTod’s summer Dreamoratory

Canton, Ohio – April 30, 2014 – The Stark County District Library will collaborate with TomTod Ideas to present the Canton Dreamoratory, a week of immersion, imagination, and creating centered on the challenges and hopes of Canton. (more)

TomTod partners to bring Girl Rising to the Canton Palace Theatre

Canton, OH- April 4, 2014 – TomTod Ideas partners with other non-profits and corporate sponsors to bring the film Girl Rising to the Canton Palace Theatre on April 6. (more)

TomTod Wins the YMCA’s Fresh Page Project

Canton, OH – May 3, 2013 – TomTod Ideas has won a $5,000 grant from the YMCA after getting the most votes for their Fresh Page Project on Facebook. (more)

TomTod Ideas Introduces the Canton Dreamoratory, an Innovation Laboratory for Summer 2013

Canton, OH – April 11, 2013 – TomTod Ideas will be holding a week-long innovation laboratory called the Canton Dreamoratory on July 14-20 in downtown Canton, Ohio… (more)

Malone University’s “Airband” gives to TomTod Ideas

Canton, OH – March 12, 2013 – Malone University’s largest on-campus event, Airband, has announced that they will be giving all VIP ticket proceeds to benefit TomTod Ideas this year… (more)

WKSU’s M.L. Schultze Joins TomTod Ideas Board

Canton, OH – March 6, 2013 –  M.L. Schultze, a Reporter/Producer for WKSU as well as their Web Editor, is the latest board member to sign on with TomTod Ideas…(more)