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Akron Public Schools Students Create Mats for People Experiencing Homelessnes

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.

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Elves & More to distribute 1,000 bikes to kids in Akron, Stark and Cuyahoga counties

Story Courtesy of Cleveland.com

This Sunday, families in two area neighborhoods will awaken to the rumbling of 14 semi-trucks as they roll in loaded down with brand-spanking-new bikes.

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More rooms. More families. More hope. And Hard Hat Tours.

Ronald McDonald House of Akron extends their appreciation to all who have accepted their offer to attend a hard hat tour of its expanded facility in Akron, Ohio. Community members are encouraged to continue to schedule tours through the fall months.

Originally opened in 1985, the house has provided a supportive home-away-from home for families receiving medical treatment at Akron Children’s Hospital. The hospital has become the largest pediatric health care provider in Northeast Ohio. In 2016, Ronald McDonald House of Akron served over 12,000 people, but had to turn away more than 4,000 families.

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Helping Men Become Better Fathers – Summit County Fatherhood Initiative

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Helping Men Become Better Fathers

 

The joint mission of the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative (SCFI) and the National Fatherhood Initiative is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.

 

The research shows …

 

Infants of highly involved fathers are more cognitively competent at 6 months and score higher on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development.

 

School-aged children of involved fathers are also better academic achievers. They are more likely to get A’s, have better quantitative and verbal skills.

 

Children of involved fathers are more likely to enjoy school, have better attitudes toward school, participate in extracurricular activities, and graduate They are also less likely to fail a grade, have poor attendance, or have behavior problems at school.

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World Relief Akron welcomes refugees into the community

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Story by Lyndsey Schley

Volunteer Marissa Dove drove up to the North Hill house on a rainy morning. She volunteers with World Relief Akron, a local refugee agency, and had stopped to pick up a Bhutanese-Nepali family that had just arrived in the United States a few days prior.

The father, mother and two young boys were running late, like so many families with young kids. The youngest was crying. He had gotten sick overnight. They climbed into the SUV and Dove helped get him into the car seat. His mother rubbed his legs to comfort him as they drove downtown.

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