Story by Lyndsey Schley
Summit Education Initiative’s GradNation Community Summit brought more than 400 students, education professionals and community members to Quaker Station in Akron on Jan. 7.
Local student tells story of seeking education after dropping out
University of Akron Graduate Assistant David Delgado did not have the easiest upbringing in Wooster. He was one of six children his single mother was raising while putting herself through college and working a full-time job. Lack of money caused a lot of stress in the household and they often had to choose which utility to keep on.
Posted in Education, Neighborhoods, Youth
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Speech by author Wes Moore kicks off events
Story by Lyndsey Schley
Wes Moore New York Times Bestselling Author
Summit Education Initiative’s GradNation Community Summit brought more than 400 students, education professionals and community members to Quaker Station in Akron on Jan. 7th.
The GradNation Summit, focusing on the idea of making choices and not consequences, was organized to bring together teachers and students to discuss how to improve high school graduation rates.
“We’re thrilled to be able to host over 140 Akron Public Schools students representing every high school,” Summit Education Initiative Executive Derran Wimer said. “We believe at the Summit Education Initiative that hearing the student voice and understanding the students’ perspective is very important for us to help them be successful. I would encourage you as we go through the day to please fully engage with each other, because we have a lot to learn from the students and the students can maybe learn some new things from us.”
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Tagged Akron, Akron Public Schools, America’s Promise Alliance, Community, Education, Educators, GradNation Summit, High School Dropouts, Neighborhoods, Professionals, Students, Summit County, Summit Education Initiative
Early Childhood Initiative Helps Parents and Children with an Early Start to Education Part 2
By Lyndsey Schley
Children growing up in poverty have a different set of challenges than their more affluent peers. The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, or AMHA, believes their access to these children gives them an unique opportunity to help.
AMHA’s Early Childhood Initiative, or ECI, has gained national attention for their innovative approach to helping children within their system. We continue the story about AMHA’s work with the children and their parents who live in AMHA housing.
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