SEI Stories

Children’s Activity Area and Therapy Dogs Stand Out at Fairs

Thanks to several Summit County First Things First partners and other community organizations, more families are now equipped with appropriate resources for getting their little ones ready for school. Nearly 300 total individuals attended this year’s Good Beginnings Fairs, part of the late Summit County Executive Russ Pry’s Summit Kids Month. The Nordonia Hills City School District hosted its first fair at Ledgeview Elementary School on Aug. 1; the Akron-Summit County Public Library hosted the Akron fair on Aug. 3; and Springfield Junior/Senior High School hosted the Springfield fair on Aug. 9. Read more about the fairs in this post.

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Walking the Route

August is an exciting time full of new beginnings, new routines, lots of growth and – let’s face it – perhaps maybe even a few tears. (Usually from mom or dad!!). For youngsters just beginning to transition from home to school – or for those who are moving on to kindergarten, new buildings or new classrooms – its normal for this excitement to be mixed with a little anxiety as well. Read more from our Early Childhood Strategy Leader, Laura DiCola, in this message from the July 2017 “Prepared, Passionate & Persistent Parents” e-newsletter.

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Continued Support from Two Funders in Fiscal Year 2018

Summit Education Initiative (SEI) appreciates the support we receive from local businesses and organizations in Summit County. We thank Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) and Martha Holden Jennings Foundation for their most recent financial contributions to SEI. Read more about the projects their funding benefits in this post.

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Canton City Schools and Montgomery County ‘Level Up’

School districts outside of Summit County have introduced their students to the power of focused, guided test prep through valuable partnerships with Summit Education Initiative (SEI). The Level UP Your ACT® Math Score© book accompanies an ACT Math preparation course SEI designed and validated to help students raise their ACT Math scores. While Summit County schools and out of school time partners have access to these materials and volunteer course facilitators at significantly discounted prices, partner organizations and schools may use the materials for a cost as well. Read more about their students’ experiences with the materials in this post.

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