CLASS Act Scholars of Summit County is a new program that combines the Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) with free coaching, mentoring and professional development for a group of 20 educators working in Summit County preschools and child care centers. Generous funding from GAR Foundation, GPD Group Employees’ Foundation and PNC Foundation will support CLASS Act Scholars’ pilot year and beyond. Read more about the program in this story.
In this “Moments of Inspiration” video, several counselors and campers, past and present, explain what they love most about Akron Area YMCA’s Camp Y-Noah.
In this “Moments of Inspiration” video, Maddie Shaw shares her experience as a camper at Akron Area YMCA Camp Y-Noah’s Equestrian Center. Heather Lavelle, past camper, mother of two campers, also shares how her daughter has grown since participating in the Equestrian Center programs.
Not only did Project Learn of Summit County help Doug Kirchner re-visit academics to earn a diploma – years after his high school classmates walked across the stage – but also the organization helped him learn more about himself. Read more about how he earned his GED, enrolled in college and found employment related to his studies.
Kindergarten readiness is important – beyond the first day of school. That’s why several teachers in Summit County chose to serve students during the Get Ready for School program this summer. Get Ready for School is a program of Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) – a free, family-focused kindergarten readiness program to help 3- and 4-year-old children get ready for kindergarten. Learn more in this post.