Buchtel High School Students present mats at the Haven of Rest
During this past school year, a talented group of students made sleeping mats out of plastic bags as a part of a service project. The students were part of Teddy Nantambi Mwonyonyi’s Family & Consumer Sciences class at Buchtel High School. The class consisted of 7th and 8th grade students.
The mats that the students made were donated to the Haven of Rest in Akron. Staff from Project Rise and the class of young students attended a tour of the Haven of Rest after presenting their donation of mats. Project Rise is a collaborative effort by Akron Public Schools, local shelters, and the Akron community to provide supplemental educational services to children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Posted in Charity, Education, Homelessness, Youth
Tagged Akron Public Schools, Buchtel High School, Children, Community, Donations, Family & Consumer Sciences class, Harvest Home, Haven of Rest, Homelessness, Local shelters, Michael Solosky, Plarn Mats, Project RISE, Teddy Nantambi Mwonyonyi’s, Youth
Craft Project Planned and Implemented
by the Project Rise Interns.
On February 26th, the annual Project Rise Parent RISE-ing Soul food dinner was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, serving students and families experiencing homelessness. For the past 8 years, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church has graciously hosted the event for families served by Project Rise.
Posted in Community, Education, Food, Youth
Tagged African American History, Akron, Akron Public Schools, Algonquin Spinners and Weavers, Carrollton, Community, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, North High School, nurturing environment, Ohio, Ohio Department of Education, Parents, Project RISE, Rachel Breece, Soul Food, Students
Scholarships raise awareness for substance abuse and recovery
— The Summit WAPS-FM introduces the Rock and Recovery™ Scholarship Program, a new opportunity for high school seniors in the Akron Public School district focused on raising awareness for substance abuse and recovery issues.
College – and career-bound high school seniors whose lives have been impacted will be invited to share their creative voices this spring as part of the unique application process.
Posted in Community, Education, Youth
Tagged Addiction, Akron Ohio, Akron Public Schools, Mental Health Trauma, Recovery Resources, Rock and Recovery, Scholarship Program, Substance abuse, The Summit WAPS-FM
Key Steps to Reading Success program improves children’s reading abilities
Story reprinted courtesy of Summit Education Initiative
Summit Education Initiative (SEI) knows that:
- schools want to engage families;
- families want their children to be successful; and
- books at home make a difference in children’s learning and development
Along with SEI, Shelley Houser, a literacy coach for The University of Akron Center for Literacy, had to determine how to incorporate all three ideals into one program. The goal? Reduce the number of children in need of a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP) across Summit County.
Posted in Community, Education, Neighborhoods, Youth
Tagged Akron Public Schools, books, Center for Literacy at the University of Akron, Education, Families, Key Steps to Reading Success, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Readiness, Literacy, Reading, Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan, Summit County, Summit Education Initiative